New Study Links Inhaled Corticosteroids to Sleep Apnoea

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A study can now explain why asthma patients will often suffer from sleep apnoea. The big puzzle was how asthma, a condition that affects the lungs, causes sleep apnoea that occurs in the throat. Corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation, but there have been no studies to show how they affect the pharyngeal upper airway.

Corticosteroids pills and inhaled corticosteroids have been shown to affect the airways especially the pharyngeal upper airway. Corticosteroids have long been known to cause muscle weakness and fat accumulation. It was found that the older male subjects with poor asthma control demonstrated deterioration in their upper airway collapsibility.

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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.