Sleep Apnoea in Teens Linked With Higher Risk Markers for Diabetes, Heart Disease

teenSleep apnoea causes shallow breath or even paused breathing in people during their sleep. The condition has been known to cause heart disease and diabetes in adults but the link in younger people was not well known.

Researchers have undertaken a study on 96 obese adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16. Polysomnography was recommended for all to identify their apnoea-hypopnea index. The study identified that obstructive sleep apnoea is linked with a higher cardiometabolic risk in obese teenagers. The cardiometabolic risk markers predict the overall risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. OSA has higher incidence in teenage boys than in teenage girls. Further research was recommended to understand the association between OSA and diabetes and heart disease.

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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.