Sleep Apnoea Sufferers 7 Times More Likely To Fall Asleep At the Wheel

irelandAccording to the Road Safety Authority, 146 people have been killed on roads in Ireland.  Statistics from the RSA also reveal that fatigue and excessive sleepiness contribute to one out of every five collisions on the road. Individuals suffering from sleep apnoea are seven times more likely to fall asleep when at the wheel.

However, the good news is that sleep apnoea can be treated effectively. Prof Walter McNicholas, director of the pulmonary and sleep disorders unit at St Vincent’s University Hospital, advises people should be aware of the signs of sleep apnoea to assist in making an early diagnosis.

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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.