Pace To Breathe — New Treatments for Sleep Apnoea

clockObstructive sleep apnoea patients find it difficult to cope with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, the most effective treatment currently.

Pacemakers are the most recent treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. The hypoglossal pacemaker works by stimulating the hypoglossal nerve to keep the airways wide open.

The pacemaker is inserted in the neck and is effective in the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea. The pacemaker has three major components: the stimulation electrode implanted on the hypoglossal nerve, a sensing electrode, and the electrical generator that provides power for the pacemaker. Twelve months after insertion, the number of obstructed breathing events was noted to have decreased by about 50 percent.

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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.