Diet and Fitness Tips to Help You Sleep

diet and fitnessSleep can be elusive for some people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent of American workers —about 40.6 million of us — average no more than six hours of sleep a day. The recommended amount of sleep is about seven to nine hours per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation, which says that any less than that is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart problems, depression, and substance abuse. Lack of sleep can also increase appetite and the risk for future weight gain or obesity. So how do we ensure that we get enough sleep every night? Here are tips from

• Be active. Exercise not only keeps your muscles, bones, and heart strong, but it may help you sleep.

• Eat the right foods. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in eggs, chickpeas, and turkey creates serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps you settle down. It's the carbohydrate however, that carries tryptophan to the brain.

• Avoid caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant of the central nervous system and can cause sleep disturbances. It also inhibits some sleep-promoting hormones.

•Avoid alcohol. Alcohol promotes a restless sleep and increases daytime fatigue.

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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.