Sleep Linked to Mood Disturbance and Poor Quality of Life in the Obese
Can lack of sleep be associated with a bad mood? A new study from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom shows that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity. Results from the study showed that 74.8% of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and 20 minutes. Fifty-two percent of study subjects were anxious, and 43% were depressed. After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep quality and daytime sleepiness were significantly associated with mood disturbance and quality of life impairment.
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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.
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