Sleep Apnoea May Worsen Diabetes

diabetis glucose testSleep apnoea has been implicated in the onset and worsening of type 2 diabetes. A study has found that sleep apnoea directly affects the control of blood sugar levels which in effect worsens type 2 diabetes in the affected patients. Sleep apnoea causes a dangerous drop in blood oxygen levels due to paused breathing during sleep.

The biggest effect on blood sugar control in diabetics was noted when sleep apnoea episodes occurred during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. According to Dr. Babak Mokhlesi, the author of the study, sleep apnoea patients will have removed their CPAP mask long before REM stage of sleep which happens just before waking.

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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.