Rest and good sleep are essential to the health benefits of people, as it allows both the mind and body to regain strength and prepare to live the day in the best possible way. However, various studies indicate that 8 out of 10 Chileans rate their comfort low.
The latest National Health Survey (ENS 2017) found that 63.2% of people in our country had some sort of sleep disorder and two years after the pandemic, it is believed that these problems have registered a steady rise.
Experts agree that lack of sleep, i.e., sleeping less than six hours a day and/or poor quality sleep, increases the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, among other diseases which, in turn, lead to Are. Causes of cardiovascular diseases, especially strokes and heart attacks. In fact, according to a study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, irregular sleep doubles the risk of suffering from any type of heart disease.
Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a pathology that follows insomnia in frequency and may even exceed it if obese and hypertensive people are considered. “Obstructive sleep apnea is a respiratory disorder characterized by involuntary pauses in breathing during sleep, which may last from a few seconds to even minutes.
This disorder is very common and is caused by obstruction of the airway that occurs when the muscles of the throat relax during sleep. People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, if not treated properly, can experience hundreds of interruptions in breathing per night, which can cause significant harm to health.”
However, there are several treatment methods to address sleep apnea syndrome that allow you to manage and reduce your symptoms. A major player, as it has the technical equipment and clinical professionals to advise and treat with the treatment prescribed by the attending physician.
“At Air Liquide Chile, through VitalAire, we have advanced therapy equipment that can record and even transmit therapy data remotely. CPAP therapy, for example, is a doctor-prescribed treatment in which the device delivers continuous positive pressure to keep the airways open and prevent collapse and apnea episodes. This method is considered the most effective for treating sleep apnea, especially in patients with moderate or severe apnea. It is important to highlight that its continuous use and throughout the night is necessary to achieve greater effectiveness in the treatment. As Díaz explains, “This treatment can be monitored and adjusted remotely, thanks to the technology of the medical devices, which are marketed by VitalAir.”
Sleep apnea treatment can not only relieve symptoms, but also prevent serious complications such as heart disease and death. To effectively deal with sleep apnea and ensure a good rest for the patient, it is essential to adopt good sleep habits, follow proper treatment and use high-quality equipment. Effective care and treatment directly benefits the patient, providing peace of mind and security to their family.