Why sleep is important?

Sleep is one of the most important components of life, well-being and longevity. Today we know that sleep improves learning ability, memory and logical reasoning. It modifies emotions, renews the immune system, fine-tunes metabolism and regulates appetite. Dreams create a virtual reality, where the brain merges the knowledge of the present into the old and mobilizes the forces of creativity

Average night’s sleep is eight hours (ie one third of a day), so a human sleeps about a third of his life. Sleep is not just the opposite of being awake, but the time when the mind, the brain and the body are alternately active and passive. Sleep is important for both physical and mental recovery. The body of a tired person needs to rest in order to fill the energy reserves. Sleep has a revitalizing effect, as the body rejects diseases and infections during sleep.

The mind and thoughts also need sleep so that they can rest from the day’s work. Even though we sleep and let go of everyday stressful thoughts, our brain continues to function during sleep. The brain sorts information about what has happened and what has been learned, which is transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory. During sleep, problems are solved and emotions dealt with without being aware of it. One old proverb says ”the morning is wiser than the evening”.

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Common Questions about Sleep Apnea

1.      What is sleep apnea?Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by partial or complete blockage of the airways during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea causes breathing breaks during sleep, these breaks will last more than ten seconds at a time.Breathing breaks during the sleep can also be caused by over-breathing (hyperventilation), whereby the brain is forced to slow down the breathing and ...
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Fatigue and sleep deprivation

Fatigue And Sleep Deprivation

“You’d have thought that leaving the office and getting some fresh air after lunch you’d feel refreshed, but it didn't help. I am exhausted. Now I understand what brain fog means.My fatigue is probably not caused by just a heavy lunch but also I'm physically in a poor condition. Being overweight, exercising has never been my passion and with menopause ...
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Importance of sleep

The Importance Of Sleep

How important is sleep?As long as we get sufficient amount of sleep and sleeping is refreshing, we do not pay any attention to it. When you just can’t fall asleep or stay asleep for the whole night, it starts to have a different interest.There are many people who are struggling with too little sleep and many things feel more important ...
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Experiences with sleep apnea

Experiences With Sleep Apnea

The experiences of Mark, 64, are likely to be familiar to men who drive for a living: After he turned forty, he noticed that when he was driving the bus, fatigue increased strangely. The work was irregular, and the night's sleep could sometimes be just a few hours long. When he was driving, he occasionally dozed off in traffic lights ...
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Women's sleep and sleep problems

Women’s Sleep And Sleep Problems

In women, sleep disorders are more common in all age groups than in men. Sleep disorders are often lifelong and should be monitored throughout the life. In a woman's life, menstruation, pregnancy and giving birth to a baby, and menopause, or about ten years of symptomatic period in the middle of the menopause, or the end of menstruation, have many ...
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Women with Sleep Apnea

Women with Sleep Apnea

Before menopause, estrogen protects women from sleep apnea, but not completely. Especially in younger women, sleep apnea is clearly underdiagnosed. It has also been found that women with typical symptoms of sleep apnea are not sent to sleep studies as easily as men with similar symptoms. Women are more easily diagnosed with depression, hypothyroidism or other illness.The risk of sleep ...
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