Sleep Apnoea and Depression

depressionSleep apnoea and depression are two conditions that share symptoms such as sleepiness, irritability, fatigue, and difficulty in concentrating. As matter of fact, sleep apnoea and depression are conditions that frequently co-exist. Health practitioners treating depression should also screen for sleep apnoea.

It is estimated that 30 to 50 percent of individuals with OSA have depression. It is therefore very easy for doctors treating depression to miss the symptoms of depression. On the other hand, antidepressant use in treatment of depression may worsen obstructive sleep apnoea. The medications for depression will often cause weight gain which in turn worsens the symptoms of OSA.

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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.