Sleep Apnoea in the Elderly

old manA study of sleep apnoea in the elderly has received acclaim for the robust and real life trial. The study was able to provide some insight into sleep disorders among the elderly and their consequences. However, some discrepancies were noted in the study results. The inclusion criteria based on overnight desaturation index (ODI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scores (ESS) was faulted in identifying hypoxic patients.

Another discrepancy highlighted was the mean usage of CPAP in the intervention group which was below the recommended time. Mean CPAP usage was two hours compared the recommended four to six hours. Lastly, the study did not indicate any improvement in cognitive function with CPAP treatment in this group.

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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.