las sleeping sicknessare in both children and adults underdiagnosed diseaseie there are patients who are suffering from sleep disorders but they don’t know they are sufferingSince it is not diagnosed and hence, they do not get any treatment or special help to deal with it properly.
Effects on health and life expectancy
Sleep experts caution about the importance of sleep disorders for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, as many of these disorders have an impact not only on people’s comfort, but also on their health and life expectancy and have been linked to other diseases such as diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, neurological disorders, in addition to increasing cardiovascular risk.
Dr. Ana Tejira Azcona, an expert in clinical neurophysiology and coordinator of the Quironsalud Toledo Hospital Sleep Unit, is among those who are “committed to spreading and creating sleep disorders and better understanding their significant impact on our quality of life. About, because poor sleep or poor quality sleep for years can shorten our lives.”
What symptoms can a sleep disorder present?
Dr. Tejira recommends going to a specialized sleep unit. “If a disorder is suspected, If you sleep poorly or sleep is considered poor quality, If you snore every night or have apnea, if you move a lot during the night, have restless dreams or strange behavior, especially if it causes fatigue, drowsiness, irritability, or mood disorders the next day.
It is important, the specialist continues, “to go to a specialized unit, because we have doctors with expertise in sleep medicine who will be able to differentiate symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis if there is a disorder.”
“If we don’t ask, if we don’t consult, that disorder won’t be diagnosed, so Importance of going to a unit And have qualified personnel”, insists the doctor.
Main reasons for consultation
insomniaacute, but also chronic, that is, when Presents prevalence after three monthsOne of the main sleep disorders, especially in adults.
Sleep movement disorders are one of the most frequent reasons for consultation in this type of specialized unit. Among them, restless legs syndrome is one of the most prevalent, affecting one in ten people.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common respiratory disorder in adults and poses a significant impact on cardiovascular health, favoring the development of cardiac or cerebrovascular infarction if not treated properly.
“All of these malformations require a specific clinical approach and a diagnosis, which may sometimes require a full night study or nighttime polysomnography,” Dr. Tejira explains.
Quirónsalud Toledo Hospital Sleep Unit has the technology and qualified staff to conduct this type of complete and specialized study to diagnose, monitor and approach all types of sleep disorders.
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