What You Should Know about Sleep Apnoea from The Doctors

doctor adviceSleep apnoea is a condition which may be manifested by snoring. The characteristic snoring in sleep apnoea is characterized as loud and chronic, gets worse when you’re sleeping on your back, and has pauses, sometimes followed by snorting or choking sounds. There are many myths surrounding this sleeping problem. An article from http://www.usaweekend.com has featured three common myths about sleep apnoea as talked about in The Doctors.

  • Sleep apnoea is not serious. This is a true myth. Sleep apnoea manifests itself as non-restful sleep and reduced blood oxygen levels. This condition can place a strain on your heart and your cardiovascular system, which may increase your risk of hypertension and heart disease, as well as congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia or stroke. Recent research has also shown that sleep apnoea may also boost the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Only older adults develop sleep apnoea. This also a myth. Children and young adults can also develop sleep apnoea. It is said that more men are prone to sleep apnoea than women; those who are overweight and have small airways are also at risk for acquiring this condition. Other risk factors are family history, smoking, and ethnicity.

  • Sleep apnoea means you’ll breathing using a mask. This is also a myth.  A common and effective treatment for sleep apnoea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines but there are other replacements. There are other types of airway pressure devices.

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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.