Top 5 Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnoea

fiveSleep apnoea can have numerous dangerous medical consequences if left untreated. Immediate treatment should be given to improve quality of life and prolong life expectancy. An article from talks about the top five dangers of untreated sleep apnoea.

  • Hypertension. Untreated sleep apnoea puts you at greater health risk of developing high blood pressure. If left untreated, half of the patients end up dealing with hypertension.

  • Cardio-vascular Problems. Underlying heart illnesses can cause potentially fatal heart stroke in sleep apnoea patients. But untreated sleep apnoea leads to congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, diabetes and cardiomyopathy.

  • Daytime Drowsiness. It is highly impossible to get restorative sleep if you suffer from untreated sleep apnoea. Therefore, sleep apnoea sufferers are extremely fatigued during the day very often.

  • Over-weight. Exercise plays a key role in controlling your weight but when you don’t have enough sleep, you are tired and have less energy to perform exercises. It decreases your energy throughout the day and also lowers the quality of life.

  • Driving Risks. Untreated sleep apnoea could make it hard for that person to stay awake, to remain alert, to focus your eyes and even to react quickly to driving situations. With untreated sleep apnoea you are not as sharp as you should be.

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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.