Sleep apnoea can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease

It has been observed that more than 53 per cent sleep apnea suspects are already suffering from either diabetes or high blood pressure but remain unaware of sleep apnoea. In such a scenario, there is a critical need for effective treatment and management of sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
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A good night’s sleep is a need for healthy body and mind. But many of the people are now suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is the health condition in which when a person sleeps, air passage’s muscle collapse by which the airways in the windpipe get narrow. Because of the person feels problem in breathing in sleep.

Mood swings, morning headaches, loud snoring lack of energy and waking up to the dry and sore throat are the main symptoms of sleep apnoea.

What’s more terrible is that this health condition is general like other issues such as diabetes, heart problems and hypertension and if the person does not get treatment of this sleeping disorder, then this disease can lead to all above mentioned general health condition, as per the specialists.

As per the recent studies around 53 per cent of people who have obstructive sleep apnoea also going through the health hazards such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Still, people stay unaware of their health condition and do not get proper treatment, and this unawareness increases the need effective treatment to treat sleep disorder.

Sometimes, we increase our health problems just because of negligence and unawareness. As if we get diagnosed in an early stage of any lethal disease then we can deal with the health conditions and can raise the possibilities of successful treatments. Therefore, everyone must undergo quarterly or half-yearly medical check-ups to keep the health hazards at bay and should pay attention to the abnormal changes in the body.

Meanwhile, according to the experts, people ages between 30 to 40 are at higher risk of suffering from sleep apnoea. Due to the body’s reaction to obstructive sleep, the person may undergo diseases like blood pressure and sleep apnoea. Though the reaction is also similar to the insulin resistance, which ends up with the diabetes disease.

Children who suffer with sleep apnoea from the age of 4 go through various health conditions such as enlargement in tonsils, snoring and obesity risk factors, which ultimately leads to diabetes at the young age. Meanwhile, diabetic patients get affected by the other health hazards like kidney and respiratory tract and heart if they face any complications in health.

A healthy sleep is essential for physical as well as mental health because inadequate sleep troubles emotional health and can generate stress in short-term and hypertension, drowsiness, concentration loss, cardiac disorders and unexpected death (if improper sleep persists for the longer period).

Dr Satish Kumar, neurologist, Fortis Malar Hospital stated that sleep apnoea appears to be uncommon in India because 70 to 80 per cent of people with the disorder are still uninformed by it. The incidences have progressed positively in last 15 years, and its risk factors are making the public health worse. Quitting smoking, decreasing intake of alcohol, and maintaining hygiene are some precautions to lessen the risk of the disease.

The suffering patients with sleep apnoea generally eat more because the body uses more energy for breathing. While with increased food intake also increases the sugar levels in the body, decreased sleep even can drive insulin resistance. Therefore, the cells may fail to use hormone efficiently, which increases the blood sugar as well as the risk of diabetes too.

Source: The TeCake