Body Weight, Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cognition Linked in Children

baby sleepingThe relationship between obesity, sleep disordered breathing and cognitive processing among elementary school children has been investigated through research at the University of Chicago. The research was informed by the fact that the brain of children develop very rapidly.

Sleep disordered breathing was shown to increase the risk of adverse cognitive and weight outcomes. On the other hand, impaired cognitive functioning is associated with the risk of adverse weight outcomes and sleep disordered breathings. The conclusion of the study was that children should be treated for sleep disorders promptly. There should be campaigns to target overweight children and those having learning problems to test them for sleep disordered breathing.

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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.