Late Bedtimes, Less Sleep Linked to Weight Gain in Healthy Adults (Pizzas too)

pizzaA study with the largest and most diverse health sample indicates that sleep restriction leads to weight gain. The study was done in controlled laboratory conditions and showed that people who slept four hours every night gained more weight when compared to the people who slept ten hours every night.

The extra hours of wakefulness lead to high calorie intake from additional meals and snacks. The study was undertaken at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. Weight gain differences were seen between different races and different gender. According to the lead author of the study Andrea Spaeth, males gained more weight while African-Americans gained more weight than Caucasians. Weight gain is an important factor behind obstructive sleep apnoea.

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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.