Sleep Apnoea Sufferers Seven Times More Likely To Fall Asleep At Wheel

drivingRoad safety experts are warning that individuals who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea are seven times more likely to fall asleep when driving. Statistics from the Road Safety Association (RSA) reveal that sleepiness is a factor in a twenty percent of all collisions.

Untreated sleep apnoea is linked to excessive sleepiness and presents grave danger to drivers. Prof Walter McNicholas from the St Vincent’s University Hospital said that short rests provide relief and eliminate sleepiness but should not be seen as a cure for sleepiness and fatigue. Short sleep and rest of about fifteen to twenty minutes will only revive a driver for up to an hour.

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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.