Melissa Arca: Sleep deprivation can appear like ADHD in children

A survey has shown that the U.S. is the country with the highest number of sleep-deprived children. The study has identified problems such as chronic sleep deprivation and sleep apnoea to cause symptoms similar to those associated with the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Symptoms such as:

·         Poor behavior

·         Impulsivity

·         Hyperactivity

·         Decreased cognitive performance

·         Inattention

The study has shown that poor sleep culture among children is to blame for the above listed symptoms. As a consequence, it has become very tough to diagnose ADHD through the well published criteria. Hence, a comprehensive history of the child should be considered before any diagnosis is made. Read more here

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.