Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnoea Is a Low-Tech Lifesaver

There's a low-tech treatment that many patients find more tolerable — a custom-made mandibular advancement device (MAD), which fits in the mouth and is worn overnight like an orthodontic dental retainer. It holds the lower jawbone forward to keep the throat’s soft tissues from collapsing into the airway and blocking it. According to a recent study, even for patients with severe sleep apnoea, MAD is comparable to CPAP on the most important benchmark — reducing cardiovascular mortality.

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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.