Perchance to Sleep: Ageing and Circadian Rhythm

elderlyThe most common sleep disorders are restless leg syndrome, insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea. The prevalence of these sleep disorders increases with age. Sleep is increasingly fragmented in older people. Total sleep time may be unaffected but the circadian rhythm is altered.

A study on sleep and circadian rhythm undertaken in the UK with 87 to 89 year olds using questionnaires and accelerometry showed that sleep patterns were impaired. The results of the affected sleep patterns were cognitive impairment, depression and other physical health problems. A striking difference between participants who had very regular and consolidated sleep pattern and those who had little or no discernible sleep pattern was noted.

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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.