Sleep Apnoea: The Real Risks Involved

obesitySleep apnoea is characterized by snoring and paused breathing at night which wakes up a person momentarily before they fall back asleep. Both adults and children alike can possibly suffer from sleep apnoea which may go undiagnosed for many years. Sleep apnoea will lead to obesity while on the converse, obesity can also lead to sleep apnoea.

Research in recent times has shown that sleep apnoea will lead to or increase the risk of depression, hypertension, heart attack, and stroke. A review from the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal says that metabolic health is dependent on factors such as physical activity and dietary habits. Sleep loss is yet another behavioral factor which adversely affects metabolic health.

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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.