Sleep Apnoea – The Silent Killer of Truck Drivers and Innocent Road Users Just Engenders More Talk

Have you ever wondered what makes road accidents so prevalent nowadays, aside from drug and alcohol abuse? One of these causes is sleep apnoea. Now, just as it seems there are parties in the US who are taking the problem as seriously as it should be, comes the news that two US congressmen have introduced legislation aimed at ensuring all the proposed screening and testing of professional truck and bus drivers is done under controlled conditions. A seven year study showed, not only that apnoea was linked to age and body mass but that drivers with the condition had been involved in 4.6 times more serious accidents than those without the condition. Congressmen are now are tabling legislation to ensure testing standards of testing for the problem are set by federal government.

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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.