Thinner People with Sleep Apnoea May Have Harder Time with Diagnosis and Treatment

thinThe complex reality of treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been highlighted by a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Treatment of sleep apnoea in thinner people has its own unique challenges.

Key takeaways:

· Even though OSA is closely associated with obesity, up to 52 percent of patients have a BMI lower than 30.
·  Thinner people who suffer from sleep apnoea are usually not able to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, the first line of treatment.
·  These non-obese people were noted to be lighter sleepers and this makes the CPAP devices less effective for them.

"Specifically, they may need therapies that target causes other than upper airway anatomy such as sleep promotion aids to allow for deeper more stable sleep and breathing," he explained. "Or they could use these approaches in combination with the CPAP for greater therapeutic advantage.”

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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.