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SOMNOLOGY: SLEEP MEDICINE

How can sleep therapy help?

Although we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, for a long time the physiological processes that take place during this period were a medical mystery. Everyone knew that not getting enough sleep was bad for you, but in the beginning doctors were only able to treat sleep deficiency. Later, the development of technology and the formation and operation of sleep laboratories made it possible for us to understand the structure of sleep and study the physiological and pathological processes that take place during sleep. A new group of diseases and conditions emerged, known as primary sleep disorders. Intensive research was initiated to explore sleep disorders as accurately as possible, as well as the impact of sleep on our general health.

Today, it feels like a cliche to say that if you want to look after your health, you need to get the right quantity and quality of sleep. In addition to primary sleep disorders, sleep issues can also be the result of a number of different diseases or conditions, including internal medicine, neurological, psychiatric, endocrinological, cardiological, rheumatological and otolaryngological problems. However, our lifestyles are also generally not conducive to good sleeping habits – our modern hectic, stressful way of life can also have a detrimental effect on our nervous system and the quality of our sleep. Sleep disturbances are increasingly common and affect people of all ages. They can lead to headaches, decreased concentration levels and daytime fatigue.

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively contributed in several different ways to this issue over the last 12 months. Many people who have been infected with COVID experience have experienced disturbed sleep. This is due to the direct pathophysiological effect of the viral infection on the central nervous system. The changes to our lifestyles, the upsetting of our daily rhythms, increased sedentary habits and a rise in mental strain and isolation caused by the pandemic response have also led to both the worsening of existing sleep disorders and the development of new sleep disorders.

Without treatment, a sleep deficiency can lead to not only a deterioration in your quality of life, but also a worsening of your physical health and the development of illness. Sleep deficiency increases the risk of diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, cerebrovascular accident, diabetes, depression and obesity.

Sufficient, good quality, restful sleep is therefore key to good health. If you begin your treatment in time, you can restore balance to both your days and nights. Somnology, or sleep medicine, goes beyond the treatment of symptoms. We also examine and treat the causes behind insomnia and other sleep problems.

 

Which symptoms indicate that you should you see a specialist?

  • Disturbed sleep
  • Waking up regularly during the night or waking up too early in the morning
  • Snoring, sleep apnea, respiratory failure
  • Feeling tired after waking up (despite having slept enough)
  • Feeling sleepy or tired during the day, falling asleep against your will
  • Reduction in performance or concentration levels
  • Disturbed sleep, turning over (possibly kicking during sleep, sleepwalking)

 

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Dr. Vida Zsuzsanna Ph.D.

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