Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Hypertensive Outpatients in Primary Care

Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea in hypertensive outpatients in primary care—Associations with sleep complaints, depressive symptoms and global perceived health.

Can obstructive sleep apnoea coexist with diseases such as hypertension? A recent study aimed to describe the prevalence of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and depressive symptoms in hypertensive men and women below 65 years of age and to describe the association of OSA to subjective sleep complaints, depressive symptoms and global perceived health. Through a cross-sectional study, the authors found out that OSA is highly prevalent among patients with hypertension in primary care and goes together with sleep complaints and depressive symptoms that have a negative impact on global perceived health. Hypertensive patients without subjective sleep complaints or depressive symptoms may still have OSA.

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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.