Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men

A study of 2,822 community-dwelling older men in six clinical centres across the U.S. has identified a link between poor sleep quality and the decline in cognitive ability over a three to four year period. It is the quality of sleep and not the quantity of sleep that causes cognitive decline.

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The findings of the study indicate that high amounts of fragmented sleep and low sleep efficiency brought about a 40 to 50 percent increase in the probability of decline in executive function. These effects are equivalent to the effect of a five year increase in age. Sleep is a pillar of optimal cognitive functioning and a pillar of healthy life.

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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.