Sleepy Driving Can Kill

On 29 April 2012, a long-distance tour bus on its way to the Tokyo Disney Resort crashed against a sound insulating wall of the Kan-Etsu Expressway in Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture, killing seven passengers from Toyama and Ishikawa prefectures and injuring 38 others. After the accident, the driver was found to be suffering from sleep apnoea syndrome. Bus operators must regularly carry out strict medical checkups of drivers and make sure they’re not overworked. Drivers need to have the courage and common sense to stop driving and take a nap if they feel sleepy.

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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.