Why Kids with Down Syndrome are at High Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children with Down syndrome should have a sleep study by 4 years of age. Children with Down syndrome are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnoea, it is estimated that 50-75% of these children develop OSA. The reasons are the relatively large tongue and adenoid tissue, and low muscle tone in the upper airway.

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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.