The Surprising Benefit of Keeping a Consistent Sleep Schedule

timing and schedulingResearchers at Brigham Young University conducted a study to learn more about the connection between sleep and weight by looking at the timing, quality and quantity of sleep. Compromised sleep quality and the lack of sleep or inadequate sleep lead to an increase in the levels of two hormones, ghrelin and leptin.

Results from the study indicated that people who slept for 6.5 or less or more than 8.5 hours of sleep per night had higher amounts of body fat. The researchers also found out that consistent bedtimes and especially wake time were associated with lower body fat. A 90 minute variation in sleep/wake times caused higher body fat levels when compared to a 60 minute variation.

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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.