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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Signs of sleep apnea

Signs Of Sleep Apnea

If you feel tired in the morning, your sleep is not refreshing and you feel fatigued all day long, the reason may be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. Its backgrounds are not yet fully understood. Sleep apnea is not always detected in health care and it often ...
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Getting Started With CPAP Treatment

The task of the nurse is to guide and aid the person who has been diagnosed with sleep apnea at the beginning of the treatment. After a doctor's diagnosis, the patient will meet a nurse. The most important thing of the nurse is to motivate the patient to care of the sleep disorder, along with sharing information. People are different ...
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Melatonin – Sleep Hormone

Melatonin secretion is related to the daily light exposure. Melatonin tells you when it's dark and it's time to sleep. Melanopsin ganglion cells in the retina of the eyes, sense light. They are different from the rod and cone cells that are needed to be able to see. Cone cells sense wavelengths and colors, while rod cells need less light ...
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Sleep Apnea Support Groups

Sleep apnea and its treatment are usually life-long and all the support available is needed to cope with it. In addition to the guidance provided by experts, peer support groups are important to many.Sleep apnea is a syndrome that is usually treated without medication with CPAP. There are many different options in device management, the use of which raises thoughts ...
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What is Restless Legs Syndrome? (RLS)

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common but still poorly known sleep disorder. It was first discovered by Thomas Willis back in 1685. The syndrome was described nearly 300 years later in detail by a Swedish neurologist Karl-Axel Ekbom in his dissertation from 1945. He also introduced the term "Restless Legs Syndrome". The disease is also known as Willis-Ekbom's disease ...
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How To Treat Sleep Apnea

How To Treat Sleep Apnea?

The goal of sleep apnea treatment is to relieve symptoms, maintain capacity to work, improve quality of life, prevent and relieve other related diseases and prevent premature mortality.It is advisable to treat sleep apnea to improve the quality of sleep so that the person can recover and rejuvenate during sleep. In untreated sleep apnea patients, the risk of cardiac mortality ...
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