Sleep Apnoea Associated With Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length

aging manRecent research undertaken by Dr. Katri Savolainen of the University of Helsinki adds to previous studies which associate sleep apnoea with aging and aging related disorders. Previous studies have associate sleep apnoea with aging through rising levels of oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, systemic inflammation, and sympathetic activity.

The research report from Finland indicates that sleep apnoea levels that warrant hospitalization are associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) which is a sign of accelerated aging. The report continues further saying that older age was associated with shorter LTL whereas Men also had shorter LTL than women did. Sleep apnoea patients are hence at higher risk for effects and diseases caused by short telomeres.

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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.