How Much Can An Extra Hour’s Sleep Change You?

long sleeping timeThe amount of sleep that an individual gets on average continues to decline as we grow older. The Sleep Council reports that the average Briton gets about six and half hours of sleep a night. The culture today assumes sleep is a luxury that can be foregone.

A study at the Sleep Research Center of the University of Surrey was done with volunteers who normally got between six and nine hours of sleep. One group was made to sleep 6.5 hours while the second group slept 7.5 hours. The findings were that with sleep deprivation, more than 500 genes were affected. Genes associated with processes like inflammation, immune response and response to stress became more active with less sleep.

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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.