Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea show altered motor cortical plasticity in response to cTBS

Obstructive sleep apnoea can have serious medical consequences such as hypoxemia, impaired cognition, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

A recent study revealed that motor cortex plasticity in the brain induced by theta burst stimulation is impaired in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. This confirms the hypothesis that obstructive sleep apnoea can cause changes within the brain that may affect intracortical inhibition and neuroplasticity.

The researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. It was seen that patients failed to respond to continuous theta-burst stimulation, showing that indeed sleep apnoea can affect the brain.

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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.