Sleep Apnoea Linked To Poor Aerobic Fitness

aerobicsA new study conducted by researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine, University of California has revealed that people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise. The likelihood of suffering from obesity is higher in OSA patients implying that they are less fit.

The study involving fifteen men and women with varying symptoms of sleep apnoea required them to pedal a stationary bike to exhaustion. The maximum amount of oxygen the person can uptake during strenuous exercise (VO2 max) was measured and the deviance from expected VO2 max was recorded. OSA patients had a fourteen percent lower VO2 max.

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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.