Trucking Lobby Pushes Back Again on Sleep Apnoea Testing

BMITruckers have come together against the law requiring medical examiners to perform sleep tests based on the body weight, neck size, and the body mass index (BMI) of truck drivers. Other parameters used are overbite and snoring.

The truckers have convinced two lawmakers to sponsor a bill that prohibits the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from enforcing the requirement of screening, testing or treatment of truck drivers and people who operate commercial motor vehicles. The requirement is that sleep apnoea testing should not proceed without going through the formal rulemaking and public comment process.

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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.