Myths and Facts about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

snoringSleep apnoea involves loud snoring -- but is a much more complex condition than snoring.

Key takeaways:

·        Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes the tonsils, the tongue and the tissues at the back of the throat to block the airways.

·        OSA does not only affect older people even though it is more common after age 40. It affects young children, especially those that are overweight.

·     Losing excess weight will make the symptoms of OSA better as well as make treatment more effective.

If you sleep on your back, gravity can pull the tissues in the throat down, where they're more likely to block your airway. Sleep on your side instead to open your throat.

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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.