Many Causes, Effects Linked To Trouble In Sleep

medicineAre you having little sleep? Experts warn that losing sleep can lead to many health problems. Losing sleep or insomnia can either last for a few days (short term) or longer than 30 days. An article from has talked about several causes and effects linked to insomnia.

  • In the general population, alcohol and stress are common factors.

  • In the elderly, medications, loneliness and physical pain may cause insomnia

  • Insomnia can affect your alertness during the day and the social areas of your life. You have increased risk of accidents, irritability, daytime fatigue, anxiety, depressed mood, reduced concentration and memory decline.

  • For people whose jobs demand concentration — truck drivers and pilots, for example — the condition may be particularly troublesome, she said.

  • Underlying health issues could cause insomnia, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, acid reflux disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sleep apnoea, a condition in which blood oxygen levels drop.

  • Those diagnosed with sleep apnoea are at risk for heart arrhythmia and heart attacks and becoming overweight.

  • Insomnia may be the result of a neurological, or brain-based, condition such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke or restless leg syndrome.

  • Sleeplessness has been caused by depression, anxiety, medications, the use of alcohol or coffee, or too much daytime napping.

  • “Situational insomnia” stems from specific events such as a death, financial woes or a job change.

  • Environmental factors, such as sleeping with a snorer or a pet, may hinder 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.