Night Shift Work Linked To Obesity in New Sleep Study

night shiftAccording to research, sleeping during the day burns fewer calories than sleeping during the night. The findings therefore show that people who work night shifts have a high risk of developing obesity. The night shift work affects metabolism making individuals use less calories than they normally do over the course of the day.

Metabolism is affected by the mismatch between the circadian clock and sleep patterns. According to Dr. Kenneth Wright, Director of the Sleep and Chronobiology laboratory at the University of Colorado, low energy use is directly related to the lack of exercise and poor diet seen in night shift workers.

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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.