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Roman Kemp praised for normalising sleep apnoea and CPAP use - Sleep apnoea linked to erectile dysfunction in men - Help Graham Walters fight brain cancer - Sleeping Disorders Centre moves to online clinics - Try the Snore Centre Mobile App
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Snore Centre eNewsletter July 2022

Roman Kemp praised for normalising Sleep Apnoea and CPAP use

Celebrity Gogglebox star and Capital FM breakfast show DJ Roman Kemp has been inunadated with support after posting a candid picture of himself in his sleep apnea oxygen mask.

The 29-year-old, who is an advocate for men's mental health, was diagnosed with the sleep disorder earlier this year after visiting a doctor with suspected narcolepsy, which is a condition that causes someone to suddenly fall asleep. The NHS website says sleep apnea is when your breathing stops and starts while you sleep.

Speaking to the Daily Mail at the time, The One Show host Roman, whose famous parents are pop sensations Shirlie and Martin Kemp, said: "I recently got diagnosed with sleep apnoea, which has been rubbish. My tiredness levels were debilitating, and they said to me it was because of my job and I said: 'this is different'.

"I was talking with people where I thought I was verging on narcolepsy because I was mid conversation and would be snoring and not realising, it was very strange. The doctors told me I must wear an oxygen mask.

"There is absolutely nothing sexy about going back to Roman Kemp's house. They are expecting candles and mood lighting but they're getting a Darth Vader impression into an oxygen tank. My love life will look like a niche Channel 5 documentary!'

Taking to Instagram, he posted a selfie in his Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine from his bed with his thumbs up with the caption: "The best thing is, it’s not that noticeable on your face…"

Former Radio 1 DJ and fellow Goggleboxer Nick Grimshaw joked: "I can hardly see it". Roman replied in jest: "Too small if anything".

One fan applauded: "Good to see a young man normalising sleep apnea", while another said: "Raising awareness tho @romankemp sleep apnoea is a serious thing".


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Sleep Anoea linked to Erectile Dysfunction in men
 

Getting enough sleep at night is vital for our health and wellbeing. Not only does it leave us physically low in energy, it can also have an impact on our mental health. But there is one condition that affects men that can worsen due to a bad night's sleep.

Sleeping well helps to improve brain performance, mood and reduces the risk of developing serious health issues. While chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. And according to research, men who experience sleep disorders are at greater risk of having erectile dysfunction.

Research suggests that around half the people with sleep apnea also experience erectile dysfunction (ED). It is more common in older adults and people with a higher body mass. Other research suggests that this number may be even higher. For example, one study of 401 participants found that 92% had sleep apnea, and 69% of these people also had ED.

The link between the two may relate to testosterone levels. People with sleep apnoea tend to have lower levels of testosterone, which is an essential hormone in relation to sexual activity.

 

Help Graham Walters fight brain cancer

Spalding man and friend of the Snore Centre Graham Walters was diagnosed in January 2022 with an aggressive Brain Tumour. This cancerous disease, whilst rare is one of the biggest killers of children and adults under 40. It’s been a rough ride since January for Graham and his family, with a lot of hospital appointments. But Graham is not giving up and he is not a statistic - he has too much to live for, his wife Abigail and two children Thomas (11) and Hannah (13) and many many wonderful friends and family members.
 
Graham is accessing all options available on the NHS and he has already undergone 6 weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But the UK is a long way behind the US and other countries in the treatment of Brain Tumours. The newer and more promising treatments are not available on the NHS in the UK. Graham wants to access the Optune treatment of Tumour Treating Fields, which costs £17,500 per month on a self-funding basis. He also needs to pay for the costs of MRI scans, private second opinions, modifications, equipment (including an off road wheel chair to get him on the football side lines as coach) and potentially other life saving and life extending Chemotherapy and other treatments.
 
Given these eye watering costs, a gofundme page has been started to give Graham the best chance of beating this awful disease and enjoying the wonderful gift of life, watching his children grow up, working and running his football team! 


Make a donation on Graham's gofundmepage...

Help Graham Walters fight brain cancer

Spalding man and friend of the Snore Centre Graham Walters was diagnosed in January 2022 with an aggressive Brain Tumour. This cancerous disease, whilst rare is one of the biggest killers of children and adults under 40. It’s been a rough ride since January for Graham and his family, with a lot of hospital appointments. But Graham is not giving up and he is not a statistic - he has too much to live for, his wife Abigail and two children Thomas (11) and Hannah (13) and many many wonderful friends and family members.
 
Graham is accessing all options available on the NHS and he has already undergone 6 weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But the UK is a long way behind the US and other countries in the treatment of Brain Tumours. The newer and more promising treatments are not available on the NHS in the UK. Graham wants to access the Optune treatment of Tumour Treating Fields, which costs £17,500 per month on a self-funding basis. He also needs to pay for the costs of MRI scans, private second opinions, modifications, equipment (including an off road wheel chair to get him on the football side lines as coach) and potentially other life saving and life extending Chemotherapy and other treatments.
 
Given these eye watering costs, a gofundme page has been started to give Graham the best chance of beating this awful disease and enjoying the wonderful gift of life, watching his children grow up, working and running his football team! 


Make a donation on Graham's gofundmepage...

Check out the redesigned Sleeping Disorders Centre website 

Sleeping Disorders Centre moves to online clinics

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 attending hospitals and clinics in person has been difficult and potentially involves the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus. Therefore, the Sleeping Disorders Centre's services are now available  online for both NHS and private patients.



We are able to deliver the same high quality service either via telephone or online, organising all aspects of care remotely: including sleep studies, diagnosis, CPAP fitting, delivery, maintenance and long-term care.

This means that people suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea and other sleep-related and ENT conditions are still able to access first class care from Mr. Oko, Professor Dhillon and the rest of our clinical team. Our mission to raise awareness of the suffering caused by sleep apnoea, and enable those affected to live normal lives through fast diagnosis and effective treatment, is still continuing depite the challenges of the pandemic.

The Sleeping Disorders Centre's private clinic has moved from Harley Street to The London Digestive Centre, in partnership with HCA Healthcare. All appointments with Mr. Oko are taking place by phone or online, and in person appointments continuing with Prof. Dhillon.



Contact details

Private patients
The London Digestive Centre
41 Welbeck Street
London
Telephone: 020 3797 7248
Email: david.odimayo@sleepthebestmedicine.com

 

 

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Be sure to let us know what you think of our app by leaving a review on iTunes or the Google Play Store. All your feedback is valuable to us.

 

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