How Well You Sleep May Depend On Your Genes, Study Suggests

familyA new study has revealed that certain genetic variations can lead to a difference in the amount you sleep during the night. The study was the first of its kind to explore the genetic differences that can help scientists understand the causes of sleep disorders and their relation to other diseases.

For the purposes of the study researchers examined the genes and sleep habits of 47,180 people of European descent and those of 4,771 African-Americans. Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a sleep researcher and associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, says that sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences. The researchers further say that aspects of sleep such as when and how long people sleep are inherited.

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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.