Hospiten tells us about the importance of a good night’s sleep
It is not easy to define what good or bad quality sleep is. The important part is your degree of satisfaction with your sleep. We say that a person’s sleep is adequate when he or she is alert and clear throughout the day.
Some people are unable to fall asleep, while others fall asleep when they should be awake. Both can be effectively treated if properly diagnosed.
The most characteristic disorder is sleep apnea, followed by insomnia, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome.
These disorders cause a deterioration in the quality of life of the people who suffer from them, and sometimes they are the cause and origin of other types of illnesses such as depression, hypertension, heart attacks, etc.
Are these sleep disorders treatable?
Most of these sleep disorders, once diagnosed, have specific and effective treatments.
Some require medical treatment, others surgical, but in most cases, the problems are solved with the adoption of changes in life habits.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, contact your doctor.
- Severe snoring.
- Daytime sleepiness.
- Respiratory pauses noticed by your roommate.
- Headaches/morning tiredness.
- Intellectual slowness and memory problems.
- Disinterest in sex/sexual dysfunction.