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Category: Sleep Disorders

Night consequences of smoking

Night consequences of smoking

Tobacco outcome at night You already know it. It has been said, repeated and demonstrated so many times: tobacco is bad for our health. It causes different types of cancer, lung and cardiovascular diseases, circulation problems, damage to the fetus during pregnancy, etc. Although the list is already long, we can add one more disorder, perhaps not so well known: sleep apnea. Smoking is bad for almost everything. It even affects sleep at night and interferes with the overnight breaks. …

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Daytime sleepiness: When Morfeo is chasing you

Daytime sleepiness: When Morfeo is chasing you

You hate alarm clock, you usually need to set it various times to wake up and when you do so, you find it hard to get out of bed and you get up in a bad mood. During day you can’t stop yawning, you feel exhausted and sleepy all day long. Have you found yourself in this description? There are many people who experience this excessive tiredness during day which is accompanied with sleepiness, a desire to sleep, and a…

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Snoring, from social problem to pathological disease

Snoring, from social problem to pathological disease

Snoring has become a very common night noise, especially among adults. According to the data of the Sleep Research Institute, approximately 45 % of the world population snores occasionally, while 25 % do so regularly. Snoring at night does not necessarily mean there is a health problem. However, it is undeniable that this rumbling and noisy sound is annoying and has its consequences. That is why the simple snoring is considered an important social problem. Although the simple snoring is…

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Basic concepts about Sleep Apnea

Basic concepts about Sleep Apnea

There are plenty of articles about Sleep Apnea and lot of information related to it on the Internet. Let’s make it crystal clear what it is, what are the symptoms, consequences and solutions to this disease. The Spanish Society of Respiratory Disease (SSRD) defines OSAHS as being a disease “characterized by drowsiness, and associated with neuropsychiatric and cardiopulmonary side effects arising from anatomical and/or functional alterations to the upper airway. These alterations lead to repeated episodes of the upper airway obstruction…

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What is Jet Lag and how to reduce its effects?

What is Jet Lag and how to reduce its effects?

What is Jet Lag? Jet Lag is a name given to the problems derived from a temporary disruption of bodily rhythms. When we travel for long distances, through various time zones, disequilibrium appears between the local time and our own inner time. Therefore our time for sleeping and eating can be strongly altered and we have to readapt our body to new time. The frequent effects brought by Jet Lag are fatigue, general tiredness, digestive problems, memory loss, irritability, apathy,…

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Do musical instruments prevent from OSA?

Do musical instruments prevent from OSA?

The latest study reveals that the risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be lowered when playing the wind musical instruments. Let’s take it from the beginning. Obstructive Sleep apnea starts when a person is not able to breathe during the sleep because of the collapse of upper airways permeability. A person feels discomfort when sleeping and is basically not able to breathe properly through the oral cavity. The muscles in the throat are brought so tight together that a patient…

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OSA could be the reason behind your poor sleep quality

OSA could be the reason behind your poor sleep quality

Waked up tired after a long nights rest? Feeling drowsy and restless? OSA could be the answer to your pledges.After conducting many experiments researches claim that up to 4 percent of the population could be affected by this syndrome. There is still little knowledge on this subject if compared to other diseases such as syphilis, however the number of people around the globe who have OSA could be at least 50 or more times than that of documented cases of…

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Hypersomnias: disturbances and sleep disorders

Hypersomnias: disturbances and sleep disorders

Under the category of hypersomnia are grouped diseases manifesting excessive daytime sleepiness as a unifying and common symptom. The subjects showed an inability to stay awake during the day and an uncontrollable tendency to sleep in any situation. Between the hypersomnias types we can find these disturbances and sleep disorders: –     Narcolepsy with cataplexy –     Narcolepsy without cataplexy –     Narcolepsy seconday –     Recurrent Hypersomnia –     Idiopathic hypersomnia –    …

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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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