Sleep Apnoea Takes another Victim: The Liver

Obliverstructive sleep apnoea is one of the most studied sleep disorders affecting large numbers of both men and women in the population. Sleep apnoea has been associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. Sleep apnoea is also incriminated in psychological disorders as well as car accidents.

In Switzerland, researchers at the University of Bern have established a link between sleep apnoea and liver disease. The study was undertaken using lab mice kept in an environment of low oxygen. The mice had fat deposits and inflammation of the liver. The genes responsible for fat breakdown in the low oxygen group of mice showed decreased activities. Finally, these mice also showed decreased sensitivity to insulin when compared to the control group.

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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.