Sleep or good sleep is very important to living a good life. For this reason, patients who have sleep apnea should consult a specialist. Thus, Dr. Victoria Mary, a neurologist at the Alemana Sleep Clinic, explains, “A good sleep is marked by a new dawn and rest the next day.”
Getting comfortable sleep is vital to being able to produce and carry out daily activities, otherwise the body gets sick and collapses. The neurologist explains that “sleep is a vital human activity and one of the three pillars necessary to maintain good health, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise.”
Bad sleep has both physical and psychological consequences, both in the short and long term, according to Dr. Fernando Descalzi, a tracheologist at the Alemana Sleep Center.
In this way, among the symptoms of sleep apnea that can occur while a person is awake, which highlights Claudia Bustamante, a nurse in the sleep center, can occur.
- Difficulty with concentration and memory
- Sexual problems
- Dry mouth when waking up
While the patient is asleep, the symptoms are:
- Pauses witnessed by the couple
- he drowned
- Urinating several times during the night
- An anxious dream
On the other hand, the long-term results highlighted by the experts are presented at the cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic levels, and the risk of developing cancer is also described,
“Sleep deprivation is the epidemic of this century, because society itself encourages people to be more productive, which drives them to wrongly use the sleeping hours to keep working,” says Dr. Merry.
There are about 100 medical conditions associated with sleep deprivation, the most common of which are:
- Sleep Apnea.
- Daily circulation disturbances.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- sleep paralysis.
How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect sleep?
Sleep should be understood as a human right or privilege that seriously compromise the habits of modern life. “A good night’s sleep means a healthy future,” says Dr. Descalzi.
Given this, it is important to know that the first reports of the relationship between both diseases date back to the first half of 2020 and show a high prevalence of sleep apnea in patients with acute viral pneumonia.
Risk factors are common in both diseases
Likewise, it has been observed that both diseases, sleep apnea and Covid-19, share some risk factors with each other, among them the bronchopneumonia of Clínica Alemana which highlights:
- Male gender
- Arterial hypertension
- Cardiovascular disease
Recommendations for a restful sleep
- Create an enabling environment. The bedroom should be at a comfortable temperature and avoid excessive light inside.
- Wear weather-appropriate bedding and pajamas.
- Reserve the bedroom for sleeping only. Do not watch TV or use a computer or any electronic device.
- Establish a routine that helps the body relax and prepare for sleep.
- Light eating. Avoid drinking alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and heavy or excessive meals.