Sleep Deprivation Increases Food Purchasing the Next Day

food shoppingA new study indicates that people experiencing sleep deprivation often bought more calories and grams of food. The study undertaken by researchers from Sweden sought to identify how sleep deprivation alters food purchasing choices. The hypothesis was that sleep deprivation affected decision making and impacted on hunger.

Colin Chapman, MSc, the first author in presenting the study says sleep deprivation increases levels of gherlin, the hunger hormone. After a night of total sleep deprivation, subjects purchased more calories and grams. With the findings, it is evident that healthy sleep schedules will help lower caloric intake and will help towards maintenance of normal body weight.

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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.