What is Sleep Apnoea?

excersisesSleep apnoea is a deadly disorder which can bring about medical complications such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and stroke. An article from http://health365.com.au has offered some tips and facts about sleep apnoea:

  • OSA occurs when a blocked airway repeatedly halts the sleeper’s breathing, resulting in loud bursts of snoring and, because sleep is so disturbed, chronic daytime fatigue ensues.

  • Another risk factor is obesity, so losing weight is often the first recommended response.

  • Avoiding alcohol and quitting smoking can also offer a measure of relief.

  • Early studies linked OSA to a higher risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

  • Researchers discovered that people with sleep apnoea showed tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory. The findings demonstrated that impaired breathing during sleep can lead to a serious brain injury that disrupts memory and thinking.

  • Researchers hypothesised that repeated drops in oxygen lead to the brain injury. During an apnoea episode, the brain’s blood vessels constrict, starving its tissue of oxygen and causing cellular death. The process also incites inflammation, which further damages
    the tissue.

  • Research conducted in Canada showed that people with OSA are nearly five times as likely to get into car accidents in which people get hurt. The more severe the sleep apnoea, the greater their risk.

  • A US study of 172 patients with features of sleep apnoea showed that the OSA may put them at an increased risk of developing complications after elective surgery.

Read more here:


Image  Courtesy of marin / freedigitalphotos.net

What Is Sleep Apnoea?

It is estimated that 10% of the population suffers from sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is caused by interrupted airflow caused by the collapse of pharyngeal tissue in the nose. Sleep apnoea is common in obese people, males, the elderly, people who consume alcohol and those using sleeping aids. Sleep apnoea can have adverse effects on an individual. Read more.

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.