Study Links Sleep to Mood Disturbance, Poor Quality of Life in Obese

overweightA study undertaken with 270 patients who had a mean body mass index (BMI) of 47.0 kg/m2 and were enrolled for a specialist weight management service has given important and useful results. The group was asked to fill standardised questionnaires to assess sleep disturbance, daytime sleepiness, mood and quality of life.

Notable results were that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers averaging six hours and 20 minutes. It was noted that 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. Dr. M. Safwan Badr, President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, says that the study emphasises the need to conduct thorough screening for sleep problems for people with severe obesity.

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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.