Sleep Apnoea and Traumatic Brain Injury

brain-in-headObstructive sleep apnoea and other sleep disturbances have been shown to increase the damage and risk to the brain after suffering a concussion. Concussions are known to affect the brain and even brain function. Recurring concussions lead to the chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a degenerative condition.

Studies conducted at different times at the Memorial Hermann Hospital and Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center all indicate that the occurrence of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea were reported in a quarter of the people suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hence, a link between the OSA or insomnia and the increase in the risk and severity of CTE is being investigated.

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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.