Sleep Apnoea May Up Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

sleep apnoeaSleep apnoea is characterized by the partial or complete blockage of a person’s airways causing intermittent pauses in breathing. A growing body of evidence has linked sleep apnoea to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Key takeaways:

·        People with severe obstructive sleep apnoea were 70 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared to healthy individuals.

·        Obesity increases the risk of both obstructive sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes.

·       Patients with sleep apnoea  should be tested for type 2 diabetes; those with type 2 diabetes should be tested for sleep apnoea.

“These findings underscore the need to prevent sleep apnoea and screen for sleep apnoea in patients particularly at risk for developing diabetes — e.g., overweight and physically inactive people,” he told Reuters Health by email.

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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.