Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy may Improve Fetal Health

pregnant womanA study undertaken with pregnant women indicates that treatment of mild sleep disordered breathing through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy improves fetal activity level. It should be remembered that fetal activity level is the best marker of fetal well-being.

The study was aimed at checking for fetal movement in pregnant women with preeclampsia prior to and after initiating CPAP treatment. The results of the study indicated that the average number of fetal movements were 319 a night before CPAP therapy and improved to an average 592 movements a night after CPAP therapy. Preeclampsia affects about five percent of pregnancies. It is feared that the condition is dangerous for the mother and causes fetal growth restriction.

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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.