Snoring And Sleep Apnoea: Is It All In Your Genes?

smoking manThe different factors that cause snoring and sleep apnoea can be classified as either acquired or genetic. The most prominent causes of snoring and sleep apnoea are:

·         Alcohol consumption and smoking

·         Obesity

·         Anatomy of the upper airway, the shape of the head and face

·         Neck circumference

·         Neurological control of sleep

The shape of the head and face, upper airway anatomy, and neurological control of sleep are mainly the genetic factors. Obesity and neck circumference can be influenced by behavior and social factors.

It has been found that people coming from a generation of snorers have a three times higher risk of snoring.

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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.