Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Risk Factors

smokerSnoring can be deadly. This is because snoring can be a sign of sleep apnoea. However, a person cannot have sleep apnoea without having some risk factors. An article from http://medicmagic.net has discussed some risk factors for sleep apnoea:

  • Age. Those above 60 are prone to obstructive sleep apnoea, but there are other risk factors that bring down the age group for sleep apnoea.

  • Males. Having the X and Y chromosomes can make you prone to obstructive sleep apnoea. 

  • Weight. Excessive weight can result in obstructive sleep apnoea. This is because people who are overweight tend to have thicker necks which cause difficulty in breathing. However obstructive sleep disorder can also affect thin individuals.

  • Genes. If you have a family history of obstructive sleep disorder, you may have inherited traits such as narrowed airways which are risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea.

  • Menopause. Sleep apnoea can affect women after menopause, especially if they are overweight.

  • Difficulty in breathing. Individuals who have nasal congestion and allergies are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnoea

  • Smoking. Smoking can result to oedema and inflammation of the airways.

  • Relaxed muscles. Sedatives that relax the muscles can lead to obstructive sleep apnoea.

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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.