Alcohol and Drug Problems a Greater Risk for Adolescents Who Have Insufficient and Poor Sleep

school girlResearch has shown that poor sleep is a predictor of alcohol related problems and the use of illicit drugs among adolescents and young adults. The study has outlined how sleep difficulties and sleep duration will predict specific problems such as drunken driving, binge drinking, and risky sexual behavior.

According to Maria M. Wong, professor of psychology and experimental training at Idaho State University, reports that 27 percent of school going children and 45 percent of adolescents do not get adequate sleep. Insomnia and sleep difficulties predicted onset of alcohol use a year later and nicotine dependence three and half years later. Parents should impress on the importance of sleep to their children, and help the children get good sleep habits.

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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.