Insomnia Linked to Increased GERD Risk

Do you sleep well at night? A recent cross-sectional study shows that insomnia is associated with an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sleep apnoea syndrome, however, was not associated with GERD, despite this being the focus of most studies assessing the relationship between GERD and sleep disturbances to date. The researchers report in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research that the 374 patients diagnosed with insomnia had a 3.5-fold increased risk for GERD, compared with the 170 patients without insomnia.

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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.