Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to obesity, diabetes, the…

(MENAFN-IANS) Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) World Sleep Day is an annual event organized on Friday (March 17) by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society. The aim is to celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and draw attention to the burden of sleep problems.Sleep disorders can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health and quality of life. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to a range of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression. Treatment for sleep disorders usually includes lifestyle changes, medication and/or therapy, experts say.

Dr. Satyanarayana Mysore, HOD and Consultant – Pulmonologist, Lung Transplant Doctor, Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road, said, ‘Bangalore is almost like a city that never sleeps and is known for professionals, with a high proportion of IT professionals living there. Given the cosmopolitan, urban and industrial characteristics of the city, the residents of Bangalore, whether permanent residents or transient migrants, all experience airway resistance syndromes, sleep apnea, circadian sleep rhythm disorders and other sleep disorders that are seen without any geographic features. limits.

The increased exposure to light leads to a host of sleep problems, including insomnia, insomnia when falling asleep, and disruption of normal sleep and wake times.’

There is an urgent need for greater awareness of these sleep disorders and careful consideration of adopting good sleep habits, such as avoiding light-emitting devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets and television) before bed, limiting coffee after noon and adopting good sleep hygiene such as dark rooms and comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep with less to no noise or disturbance,’ said Dr. Satyanarayana Mysore.

Dr. Vivek Anand Padegal, Senior Consultant-Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, explained that by far the most common problem today is lack of sleep, followed by habits that reduce the quality of sleep. People don’t get enough sleep; the average sleep required for restorative sleep is about eight hours. “For various reasons, the lack of sleep causes us to wake up tired and not refreshed, which leads to various health problems later on,” he said.

Habits such as using blue light devices such as phones and sanitary pads, consuming alcohol or smoking before bed can interfere with falling asleep and reduce sleep quality. Shift work and varied sleep timing can lead to sleep disruption, which further disrupts sleep quality, he explained.

‘The cumulative effect of these behaviors and the added stress of modern lifestyles can lead to problems falling asleep – insomnia. Lack of sleep can lead to various health problems such as obesity, hypertension, depression, metabolic syndrome, just to name a few. The recipe is simple: get at least 8 hours of sleep, try to avoid using devices before bed, avoid coffee, tea, and smoking towards the end of the day, exercise before bed, and keep a regular sleep schedule. These simple steps can lead to better sleep health and a better quality of life,” explains Dr. Vivek Anand Padegal.

Dr. Damodar Bindhani, Clinical Director and HOD, Pulmonology, CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, explains that sleep disorders are a group of disorders that disrupt normal sleep patterns and cause disruptions in a person’s ability to fall asleep, stay asleep or feel rested to feel upon awakening.

Unlike obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by a physical blockage of the airways, central sleep apnea is caused by the brain not sending the correct signals to the muscles that control breathing during sleep. This can result in periods of interrupted breathing and can lead to daytime fatigue and other health problems,” he said.

Dr. Damodar Bindhani stated, ‘Circadian arrhythmia is a disorder that disrupts the normal sleep-wake cycle, which is regulated by the body’s internal clock. The body’s internal clock is a complex system that is influenced by several factors, including light exposure, hormone levels and temperature.’

When the body’s internal clock is disrupted, it can cause a range of sleep-related problems, including difficulty falling asleep or staying awake, excessive daytime sleepiness, and changes in appetite and mood.

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, and other symptoms that can significantly affect a person’s daily life. Narcolepsy affects about 1 in 2,000 people and is usually diagnosed in adolescence or young adulthood,” explains Dr. Damodar Bindhani.

“The primary symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness, which can make a person feel tired and drowsy all day, regardless of how much sleep they get at night. This can make it difficult to concentrate, work and perform daily activities,” he said.



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