Obesity Blamed as Number of Snorers Seeking Medical Help Soars by 31% in Five Years

It seems that the number of snorers seeking medical help has soared by nearly a third in just five years to a record level. Hospitals have revealed that patients went for 24,329 appointments last year after being referred to consultants – almost 500 every week. Obesity has been cited as a major factor for the figure rising 31 per cent in five years from 18,523 and more than doubling from 11,714 a decade ago. Snoring can lead to sleep apnoea, a more serious condition where patients have short periods when they cannot breathe. The brain wakes them so they take in more oxygen but the cumulative effect means the patient has a dreadful night’s sleep and can often drop off during the day.

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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.