Sleep Apnoea Risks Not Only for Adults

hispanicSleep apnoea is a common sleeping problem which causes increased daytime sleepiness and other symptoms due to cessation of breathing or reduced ventilation during sleep. Sleep apnoea does not only happen in adults; it also happens among the youth, who may increase their cardiometabolic risk factors. A study from has offered several insights by describing recent studies. Here are some of their findings:

  • Sleep apnoea was linked with greater cardiometabolic risk markers in obese youth. Cardiometabolic risk markers are signs of a patient's overall risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  • Teenage boys had a higher risk of having OSA than teenage girls.

  • Hispanic males were especially affected by sleep apnoea, with two out of five having moderate or severe OSA.

  • There was lower insulin or higher insulin resistance in the moderate and severe cases of OSA, compared to the participants with mild or no OSA. Insulin resistance causes diabetes.

  • Youth with moderate or severe OSA were also found to have a higher levels of fat in their blood.

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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.