Study Reveals Association between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Alzheimer’s Disease

brain injuryWith the increase in life expectancy, Alzheimer’s disease now affects millions of people around the world. Efforts have been focused on the finding of treatable factors associated with progression of the disorder.

A recent study undertaken by a group from the Neurological Clinic of Universit-Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy had reported a link between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to Laura Buratti, the principal investigator, the study revealed that a significant number of Alzheimer’s disease patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea. OSA causes changes in cerebral blood flow which are predictors of the onset and progression of cognitive decline. The conclusion from the study is that timely treatment of OSA would be a favorable clinical approach to Alzheimer’s 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.