Shorter Sleep Duration is Associated with Decreased Insulin Sensitivity in Healthy White Men

white manA study was undertaken to examine the link between short sleep duration and the increased risk of type 2 diabetes alongside the incidence of cardiovascular disease. It was found that short sleep was associated with impaired insulin mediated glucose disposal.

The subjects of the study were individuals in their midlife and who were non-diabetic community volunteers. In the cases when shorter sleep duration was reported, insulin sensitivity was lower. Shorter sleep duration was also shown to predict lower insulin sensitivity in white men.

In conclusion, shorter sleep duration may impair insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in non-diabetic white men contributing to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later 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.