Sleep and Sickness Absence: A Nationally Representative Register-Based Follow-Up Study

sleepThe study on the nationally representative health 2000 survey linked with sickness absence was aimed at examining the various sleep measures that determine sickness absence as well as looking at the confounders.

The study examined factors such as early morning awakenings, excessive daytime tiredness, insomnia-related symptoms, use of sleeping pills, fatigue, varying sleep duration at different seasons and probable sleep apnoea episodes. The results were when adjusted for age; all of these factors except daytime sleepiness were associated with sickness absence in men. Sickness absence in women was associated with early morning awakenings, insomnia related symptoms, and use of sleeping pills.

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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.