Risk of Sleep Apnoea in Hospitalized Older Patients

coupleA study has been carried out to evaluate the prevalence of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) among general medical in-patients and to investigate whether OSA risk is associated with in-hospital sleep quantity and quality.

The study recruited 424 hospitalized adult patients who were 50 years old and older. The study subjects should not have had a sleep disorder diagnosis. Sleep duration and efficiency were measured via wrist actigraphy and the Berlin questionnaire was used to evaluate the patients. It was found that 2 out of 5 inpatients older than 50 years were at high risk of OSA and had worse in-hospital sleep quantity and quality.

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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.