Sleep and Quality of Life

Repairing Sleep is synonymous of quality of life, improves health and depletion of the accidents. Disorders arising from the lack of quality or quantity of sleep now represent a global epidemiological problem. In one of the corners of this problem, sleep breathing disorders are a recognized public health problem. Aware of the high prevalence of SBD, mainly from OSA in today’s society, the last twenty years have been marked by an effort and priority concern of the medical community, which has invested many financial and human resources in research and the dissemination of the health consequences of these pathologies.

As is clear fromcountless studies, sleep apnea contributes significantly to the deterioration of all health domains is known as “quality of life.” Quality of life is the feeling of wellbeing that can be experienced by people and represents the sumof “feel good” subjective and personal feelings.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” One of the most flattering volunteer agents to achieve a state of physical and mental wellbeing is sleep. Numerous specialized researchers support the demonstrated relationship between the mechanisms of sleep and overall health of individuals.

Objectively analyze this relationship between the quality of life and quality of sleep has been the subject of a large number of publications. Zeitlhofer and et al examined the relationship between sleep quality and quality of life on a total sample of 1049 older than 15 years. The authors managed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, PSQI), a questionnaire that assesses sleep quality and its changes. The results on sleep combined with the Quality of Life Index (Quality of Life Index, QLI) generically used to evaluate the quality of life. The results of this study indicate that subjects with good quality of sleep have a better quality of life than those who report poor sleep. Furthermore, the quality of life was estimated as poor or very poor for “poor sleepers” and excellent days for subjects with “normal sleep”. The authors found insufficient evidence to conclude that taking into account the high prevalence of sleep disorders and the close relationship between quality of life and quality of sleep could be determined that the quality of sleep is an indicator of the quality of life.

By: Jesús García Urbano (OrthoApnea, Snoring and obstructive apnea. Solutions to sleeping problems)

 

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