Sleep Apnoea Rife in Bipolar Disorder
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has various effects on our health. Recent reports also say that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may affect a substantial proportion of patients with bipolar disorder, and so could have a large impact on their health and mortality risk. According to research done by Tammas Kelly (George Washington University, Washington DC, USA) and colleagues, obstructive sleep apnoea was present in majority of their subjects.
The researchers also found out that patients with a positive sleep apnoea screening had a significantly higher average body mass index (BMI) than those with a negative screening, at 29.32 versus 24.6 kg/m2, and were significantly older, at 47.4 versus 42.4 years. On logistic regression analysis, only BMI was a significant predictor of having OSA confirmed in a sleep study.
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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.
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