Sleep and Memory: Does Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

sleeping womanFor a long period of time, sleep deprivation has been associated with cognitive impairment. Research has demonstrated that sleep is an integral factor in memory formation. In fact, it takes only a single night of poor sleep for an individual to note that ability to memorize is impaired.

Researchers worked with students and demonstrated that sleep deprived students performed poorly in tasks that were memory specific. The presence of sleep apnoea was associated with a 1.8-fold increased risk of developing cognitive impairment and dementia after adjusting for variables such as age, race, weight, education, smoking, diabetes, and medication use.

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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.