Poor Sleep Doubles Hospitalisations in Heart Failure Patients

911New research has revealed that poor sleep will often cause a two fold increase in heart failure hospitalisations. Sleep problems are common in heart failure patients. The new data provides information that was lacking on whether sleep problems persist and whether they are associated with hospitalisations.

The study undertaken at the University Hospital of Linköping in Sweden included 499 patients that were hospitalised for heart failure. It was found that 215 patients (43%) had sleep problems at discharge from the initial hospitalisation whereas a third had continued sleep problems a year later. Patients who have persistent sleep problems were two times more likely to be hospitalised in the follow up period compared to patients without sleep problems.

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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.