Sleep Apnoea and Your Golf Score

Can treating sleep apnoea improve your chances in golf? A recent study showed that chronic obstructive sleep apnoea can increase the risk for hypertension, cardiac disease, death and a handicap for golf. In this study, researchers studied 12 golfers, average age 55, with moderate to severe sleep apnoea, comparing them with 12 healthy control subjects. The golfers with sleep apnoea were treated for an average of six months with continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, a treatment that uses a machine worn by the patient during sleep to keep airways open. The group treated for sleep apnoea moved from an average 12.4 at the start to a 11.0 at the end, a small but significant improvement.

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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.