Wake-up Call for World Sleep Day

wake upYawning all throughout the day, frequent office naps and dependence on coffee to stay alert are signs that you may be lacking good sleep during the night. If so you should reclaim your lost energy by getting good sleep and improving health. An article from http://www.globaltimes.cn talks about sleep debt around the world and how it can be replenished.

  • Symptoms of OSA include heterogeneous snoring, dry mouth, fatigue during the day and neuro-cognitive deficits.

  • Left untreated, OSA can increase the risk of stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

  • Most people living with the condition are unaware, undiagnosed or not receiving treatment.

  • Sufficient length, continuity and depth of sleep are essential for a good night's rest.

  • Smoking and obesity are key triggers of OSA, with the latter blamed for restricting breathing during sleep.

  • To sleep well at night, develop a regular sleep timetable with a consistent bedtime and wake-up time.

  • Don't nap longer than 45 minutes during the day.

  • Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol or coffee, and eating too much for dinner.

  • Avoid playing with your smartphone or tablet computer in bed.

  • Sleep on a comfortable mattress.

  • Ensure your bedroom is dark, quiet and at a comfortable temperature.

  • Drink chrysanthemum tea, green tea and green bean soup.

  • Avoid spicy, sugary and fatty foods as well as cold drinks.

  • Massage taichong acupoints located on the dorsum of the foot (underneath the big toes) before bedtime.

  • Turn your bedside clock away if you can't fall asleep.

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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.