Treat Your Sleep Apnoea and Look Younger

coupleThe benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are immense. Recent research findings indicate that the effective treatment of OSA through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy results in the patients looking more attractive and younger.

Other known benefits of effective treatment of OSA are better ability to function in the daytime, a better sexual life, and great overall health. Insufficient sleep interferes with the body’s ability to rejuvenate cells and to strengthen immune function.

The study of 20 adults showed noticeable and measurable improvements in facial appearance following the consistent use of CPAP machines. The researchers used 3D imaging to study the highly detailed images for facial redness, attractiveness, forehead surface volume, alertness, and youthfulness.

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Treat Your Sleep Apnoea and Look Younger

looking youngThere is no doubt that sleep apnoea can make you age more. Sleep apnoea is a medical condition wherein there are breathing pauses and reduced ventilation during sleep. In turn, this causes hypoxemia or low blood oxygen levels, a condition which may later on lead to increased free radicals in the blood and early aging.

An article from has featured some facts why untreated sleep apnpea can lead to aging.

  • New research indicates that effectively treating sleep apnoea with CPAP therapy results in patients looking younger and more attractive.

  • Researchers at the University of Michigan examined the impact of CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea on patients' facial appearance, and found noticeable -- and measurable -- improvements after consistent use of CPAP.  Volunteers were two times as likely to rate the post-treatment images as more youthful, more attractive, and more alert. Image analysis showed that after two months of CPAP treatment, facial redness around the eyes and cheeks had diminished. Forehead surface area had also decreased after two months of CPAP, a finding that researchers suggested may be attributed to changes in fluid circulation at night.

  • Scientists at the University of Stockholm found that sleep-deprived people were observed to have redder and more swollen eyes, hanging eyelids and darker circles under the eyes, as well as more wrinkles and paler skin. According to the study's findings, sleep-deprived people also looked sadder than those who were well rested.

  • An earlier Swedish study by some of the same research team also found sleep-deprived people to be perceived by others as less healthy and less attractive than well-rested people.

  • A study commissioned by the cosmetics manufacturer Estée Lauder and conducted by scientists at Cleveland's University Hospital's Case Medical Center found that people who slept poorly showed greater signs of skin aging, including more fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and diminished skin elasticity. Poor sleepers also took longer to recover from sunburns and other environmental and stress-related skin damage.

  • One important way that sleep promotes cell restoration and boosts the immune system is through the release of the body's own natural growth hormones. These hormones play a powerful role in stimulating the immune system and promoting cellular repair as well as new cell growth.

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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.