Sleep Apnoea Tied To Memory Problems

rememberA new study has suggested that breathing difficulties that disrupt deep sleep affect the ability to remember both directions and locations. The study proved the finding made in animal models that REM sleep is vital for spatial memory. The study was conducted with patients in a sleep lab who were alternately put on and off CPAP therapy.

According to Dr. Andrew Varga, from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City and the lead author of the study, interrupted shallow sleep and deep sleep caused by sleep apnoea will lead to difficulty in the formation of new spatial memories. CPAP therapy improved the ability to recall and complete the maze by 30%.

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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.