How to Improve Your Sleep

sleep 5Have you recently experienced poor sleep? You are not alone. A stressful modern lifestyle can lead to loss of sleep. We often take sleep for granted because we are more concerned about our work. However, recent research has shown that sleep could reduce the risk of diabetes by improving the body's insulin response and by helping remove sugar from the bloodstream. 

Sleep is the time when the body replenishes its raw materials and nutrients. During sleep the body repairs itself from stress and damage. If we continuously lose sleep every now and then, the body would compensate for it by increasing its steroid levels. These steroid levels increase blood sugar levels in the body, increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes.

So how do you improve your sleep? One tip is to avoid sleeping late or sleeping too much during weekends. Through this, you may disrupt your body clock, lower your sleep pressure and may even reduce the time spent in deep sleep the following night.

Next, you should stop indulging in too much alcohol. Alcohol may cause you to experience lighter sleep and more awakenings as it is metabolized and cleared from the body.

Third, once in bed, you should think about the next day, plan your activities for tomorrow and set your mind at rest. Do not be afraid to let yourself go during sleep and avoid worrying. Also, only go to bed when you are sleepy. Shorter sleep may sometimes mean better quality sleep.

For some people, cognitive behavioral therapy may help. This is the most effective solution according to most experts. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy trains people to use techniques that address the mental factors associated with insomnia, and helps establish a healthy sleep pattern.

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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.