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Month: June 2013

Insomnia by poor sleep hygiene

Insomnia by poor sleep hygiene

Often, patients that refer symptoms of insomnia or lack of repairing sleep, after an initial approach to their practice of sleep, is found what experts call a poor “sleep hygiene”. Most of the mismatches in the pattern of sleep are not pathological and are easily corrected by changing the night liturgy. Sleep better is often a healing miracle cure, but the missinformation about the mechanisms of sleep is often difficult to assume the correct meaning of what it means to…

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Cofactors of snoring

Cofactors of snoring

Snoring is common in adults and usually is not a sign of an underlying disorder. But it indicates an increase of the resistance of the upper airway and may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring may also be associated with morphological conditions that narrow the upper airway, such as obesity, nasal congestion, craniofacial abnormalities, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, and adenotonsillar hypertrophy. The pathogenic mechanisms of snoring are complex. It is a respiratory noise acoustically, is due to the vibration of…

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Jet-lag impairment by the time zone change

Jet-lag impairment by the time zone change

It is the alteration of ciarcadian rhythm more common and less serious. It is a loss of synchronization caused by a time change to travel to geographic latitudes with different time zones than usual. This mismatch affects circadian mechanisms that maintain the characteristics of the point of origin. It is characterized by alternating states of alertness and sleepiness at not appropiate time of day, poor performance and decay. The extent of this disorganization is directly proportional to the distance traveled…

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