Sleep Awareness Week – Focus on OSA

quality lifeObstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that could lay the foundation for poor health. Untreated OSA has been linked to adverse health and poor quality of life.

The underlying causes of OSA vary from individual to individual. The use of sedatives to treat OSA symptoms may reduce symptoms in some people and worsen symptoms in other people.

Sedatives weaken muscles in the upper airway which leads to the worsening of the condition. The sleeping pills also decrease the ability of an individual to awake with obstruction of the airway. The effect is that obstruction in breathing is prolonged leading to very low blood oxygen levels that are health threatening.

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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.