Sunday, 2 Apr 2023
Sleep well to stay healthy: Experts

Sleep nicely to remain wholesome: Experts

The guidance is relevant on the occasion of World Sleep Day, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a get in touch with to act on crucial problems associated to sleep. World Sleep Day falls on March 15 this year.

It is the Friday just before Vernal (Spring) Equinox of each and every year.

According to specialists, sleep is important in sustaining wellness and nicely-getting, and there are implications when individuals do not get adequate. Disruption in sleep routine can also influence daytime functioning, minimize alertness, trigger mood swings and develop an improved danger of injuries such as road accidents associated to fatigue.

Dr Mridula Rao, ENT specialist at Hatat Polyclinic, mentioned sleep problems can variety from easy snoring to the much more extreme types of the disorder like sleep apnoea in which patient’s breathing stops temporarily for couple of seconds. “I advise people to go to bed in time and if possible to have an afternoon nap. People should also exercise regularly and prevent obesity in order to reduce the severity of sleep disorders,” she added.

Sleep loss continues to be an escalating difficulty in contemporary society, and so does the wellness dangers connected with it. But although most of the discussions on sleep deficiency point to the numerous chronic wellness difficulties, the expense of poor sleep is a lot much more simple than numerous individuals feel – it accelerates human ageing.

“The importance of sleep for good health cannot be overstated. Quality sleep in an individual’s younger years helps in good mental development. In the same manner, there is mounting research that indicates maintaining sound sleep habits in middle age protects one against age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease during senior years. This is important to keep in mind, especially with Alzheimer’s disease found to be spreading fast in the MENA region and the World Health Organization predicting a 125 per cent increase in these cases in the region by 2050,” mentioned Abdul Karim al Sulaiman, managing director, Bed Quarter Company, the exclusive distributor of Tempur mattresses and pillows in the area. Dr Kausar Nadaf, basic practitioner at Badr al Samaa Hospital in Ruwi, mentioned sleep disorder can also trigger memory loss and cardiac problems and nothing at all can make up for a excellent evening sleep. “Sleep disorder can lead to heart-related problems and loss of memory. An afternoon nap can add value to the body system. The body needs six to eight hours of sleep in a day especially during the night. One should try to make up for the lost night-time sleep when possible.”

Eng Saif Aldeen F al Bliwi, sales and service engineer – Sleep &amp Respiratory Care, Trade &amp Marketing Professionals, a business dealing with the options to sleep apnoea, mentioned, “Sleep apnoea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.”

To tackle this concern, Eng Bliwi mentioned there is sleep apnoea therapy. “Positive airway pressure machines, used with a variety of breathing masks, are the most widely used treatment for moderate and severe sleep apnoea.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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