Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Common in Kids with Sickle Cell Anemia

childrenThe Sleep and Asthma Cohort Study has reported that approximately 41 percent of children who have sickle cell anemia suffer from a degree of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Children with sickle cell anemia have an increased risk and prevalence of OSAS. The OSAS prevalence rates are higher than those reported in otherwise normal children.

According to Dr. Carol L. Rosen from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, children with sickle cell anemia should be regularly screened for OSAS which is treatable to avoid adverse health problems. Screening for OSAS and snoring should form part of health maintenance visits as per clinical practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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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.