Americans are Popping Sleeping Pills in Record Numbers

American flagSleep is becoming more and more elusive for many Americans. A study undertaken by the Federal Government indicates that the usage of sleeping pills is on the rise. More than nine million Americans are dependent on prescription sleeping drugs to get a good night’s sleep.

Highlights of the report from the study are that approximately four percent of US adults above the age of 20 years use prescription sleeping drugs. The use of sleeping aids was highest among adults who sleep less than five hours and those who slept more than nine hours. Use of the sleeping aids was highest among women and is also a factor of age and education.

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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.