Insomnia, Sleep Apnoea Tied To Risk of Second Stroke

stroke riskBreathing disturbances are often linked to the risk of stroke. However, efforts to manage and treat stroke do not focus on sleep issues.

Key takeaways:

·  Sleep has restorative functions for the brain and that explains why stroke recovery is so much affected by sleep disturbances

·  People with sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and insomnia have a poorer recovery after a stroke and have higher risk of a second stroke.

·  Screening for sleep disorders is recommended for people who have had a stroke.

People who suffer a stroke should be screened for any sleep problems, and sleep apnoea should be treated. There is less evidence that treating sleep-wake disorders like insomnia or sleeping too much with medications improves stroke recovery, they conclude.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.