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What do the sleeping habits of your health reveal?

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The sleep disorders are one of the most common affectations among people today, because, among other factors, are linked to the bad habits of life in general.

Not sleeping the right hours has many negative consequences, such as a poor quality of life, poor performance, difficulty concentrating, effects on mood and metabolic consequences, because people tend to be more obese and of diabetes and hypertension, as well as a much lower life expectancy.

Most common sleep disorders

In an interview with AlientureDr. Alejandra Ramírez Venegas, Chief of the COPD Clinic of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER), explains that sleep disorders may be due to very little sleep or too much sleep, which could even be related to other ailments Some of the most frequent are:

1. Sleep apnea. This disorder is related to obesity and an excessive accumulation of fatty tissue in the mouth, with pulmonary hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, fatigue, headache and daytime hypersomnia (falling asleep during the day).

2. Insomnia. Approximately 50% of types of insomnia are associated with psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety, chronic anguish, mood disorders, depression, bipolarity, phobias, etc. There are medical diseases such as reflux, arthritis, prostate problems and fibromyalgia that are also linked.

3. Restless legs syndrome. This disorder occurs each time the person lies down, whose discomfort forces them to move them to relieve the sensation. It is linked to respiratory and circulation problems, as well as insomnia, daytime hypersomnia and chronic fatigue.

There are various sleep disorders that can be caused or linked to other conditions. The most important thing, says Dr. Ramírez, is to go to a specialist or sleep clinic to try to diagnose and treat, opportunely and adequately, the disorder.

Also, the specialist recommends a change in life and sleep habits, as a first measure, as well as exercise, find relaxation methods and establish specific hours to sleep.

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