Sleep, Diabetes, and Pain: Intricately Intertwined

Can sleep be affected by other medical ailments? A recent study shows that sleep may be related to diabetes and pain. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and poor sleep can increase the risk for or worsen diabetes. Tired people eat more sugary foods for energy. Sleep deprivation has been linked with prediabetes. Also, lack of adequate sleep is related to weight gain, which in turn can worsen sleep, insulin resistance, and glucose tolerance. With regards to pain, lacking sleep and resultant diabetes may make patents develop diabetic neuropathy. Many patients with diabetic neuropathy have no symptoms, while others have pain, tingling, or numbness. On the other hand, almost half of patients with chronic pain may complain of poor or 'unrefreshing' sleep.

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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.