Typical side effects of sleep apnea ventilation include a dry nose, dry mouth, or pressure on the ears. In addition, it may come in a not quite tight breathing mask to a conjunctivitis (by the draft).
The abbreviation CPAP stands for nocturnal positive pressure ventilation (continuous positive airway pressure). It is a procedure that is considered to be the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, according to the study.
In sleep apnea, numerous respiratory bursts (apneas) lasting more than 10 seconds occur during the night. In the truest sense of the word, they can have fatal, lethal consequences. In severe cases of this nocturnal respiratory disorder, oxygen saturation decreases to about 70%. For comparison: in the hospital, breathing is required at a saturation of less than 80%.
The first hint comes mostly from the partner. Namely, when he or she hears your snoring and can not fall asleep anymore. In contrast to you, your partner not only hears the snoring, but also the constantly recurring respiratory misfires. If there is still a strong daytime fatigue, there is a general suspicion of sleep apnea.
As an apnea medical refer to a respiratory arrest of more than 10 seconds duration. If this goes unnoticed while sleeping and more than five times an hour, it is a sleep apnea. A correct disease is assumed if the apnea index is greater than 10, ie at least 10 longer breaths per hour.
The snoring in sleep apnea is usually very irregular and is always pervaded by very loud snoring sounds and pauses. The "normal" snoring, however, largely retains its rhythm.
Yes. The simplest ones are "lying on your side" and "abstaining from alcohol". But of course they are not always that easy, and in this case there are also some alternatives.
Unless a rare, special snoring disorder is present, it is above all very general measures that help against snoring. They are sometimes so obvious that they are easily overlooked. For example, the fact that adequate sleep is wholesome. Who is tired, snores more often.
The simple answer is because women drink less alcohol and because they are not overweight as often as men. These are two of the major causes of snoring. However, on closer inspection things are a bit more complicated.
After prolonged use of sleeping pills, you should not stop them too abruptly. Because then it can lead to more severe withdrawal symptoms that would encourage a relapse or a new medication.
Normally, sleeping pills should be used only as a temporary remedy and for a short period of at most 2-4 weeks. In exceptional cases and under certain conditions, prolonged drug treatment may be useful.
Yes, fortunately that is possible - and sometimes urgently required - because chronic sleep deprivation can be a real health hazard. Important to know when recovering from sleep is: In addition to the duration of the different sleep phases and the sleep intensity are important. The recovery works best with a long night's sleep. So with an extra dose of sleep during the period of your Sleep-Awake-Rhythm.
Sleep disorders are widespread and the demand for medical helpers is correspondingly high. Sleep aids are prescribed millions of times a year in Germany. Their use is by no means unproblematic and should always be critically scrutinized.
That sounds paradoxical, but unfortunately it is. Among the causes that can cause sleep disorders include sleep aids themselves. This is especially true for the synthetic preparations, less for those on a plant basis. However, also for those sleeping pills, which are available over the counter in the pharmacy.
No, unfortunately they can not. In more than 70% of people, sleep is disturbed despite taking sleeping pills. Only about one in five passes through it to feel good sleep.
Yes. Not with everyone, but on average already. And that's not surprising, after all. Sleep aids make you sleepy, that's their purpose. And who is a little less attentive or more dazed, is easier.
The recommendation of the experts is clear: At least one hour before bedtime you should end the use of mobile devices. So away with the phone, the tablet or the laptop. There is even a term for this recommendation: electronic sunset.
The current (voluntary) no-sleep record is 266 hours, set up in 2007 by British Tony Wright. That's 2 hours more than Random Gardner's famous 264-hour insomnia from 1964, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. In the meantime, competitions are no longer being held there that pose a potential danger to their lives. Whether that actually threatens a long-lasting sleep deprivation is not proven.
Restful sleep is one of the most important pillars of our health. And he is instrumental in making us feel good emotionally and emotionally well. Nevertheless, we often go crazy with our sleep. It would be so easy: whether you sleep well, you can usually very well influence yourself.
The opinion that older people need less sleep is common - but wrong. It is true that with increasing age it becomes more difficult to sleep continuously and for a long time. The sleep duration at night therefore decreases. The sleep requirement over 24 hours, however, remains largely the same.
When your doctor speaks of sleep hygiene, he means your behavior in dealing with sleep. By observing the correct sleep hygiene, you will ensure a healthy sleep and the prevention of sleep disturbances. Disregard threatens the opposite.
The need for sleep varies from person to person. Therefore, there is no absolute measure, but only individual experience. For the respective person the required amount of sleep is however very stable.
You can do a lot for a good and healthy sleep. In the majority of people that also works instinctively quite well, although probably the least consciously worry about it. Until the time it does not work anymore.
Yes. The twitches when falling asleep are a healthy reaction that indicates that the muscles are slack. It is, so to speak, a last rearing before the muscles start their night's sleep.
Yes, but ... alcohol is not without reason as an old home remedy that makes it easier to fall asleep. Alcohol is actually relaxing and makes you tired, as most people probably know from their own experience. He can thus improve the falling asleep.
Because we regenerate during the dreaming. Or more precisely, in the sleep phase during which we dream.
Yes, repeated awakening at night is completely normal. Only nobody talks about it. Besides, most people do not remember it. Because you have to stay awake for at least two or three minutes to remember it the Next morning. Otherwise one believes that one has slept through without interruptions.
According to survey results, around one-tenth of the population has experience with sleeping pills. In sleep disorders, they are prescribed by many doctors by default. Whether that's because doctors like to prescribe it, or rather because patients ask for it, is hard to pinpoint.
The most important thing in advance: the treatment of sleep disorders without drugs is far more important and beneficial than the use of sleeping pills. Because of non-drug measures you should expect in contrast to the faster-acting drugs actually a permanent cure.
In short: Because you have to use the ginger more often to the toilet. And that is at least a clear disadvantage of this often praised as a miracle drug spice plant at night.
Sleep disorders are very common, but often pass by themselves. Not every sleep disorder must therefore be treated or even examined in the sleep laboratory. The German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine recommends a study in the sleep laboratory in the following situations:
The immediate consequence and at the same time the most distressing symptom of insomnia is the lack of recovery. Typical effects are marked daytime fatigue, decreased concentration and decreasing attention towards others.
Psychophysiological insomnia is a term from sleep medicine. This is one of the most common forms of chronic insomnia that is not caused by any other physical or mental illness. Rather, the disease model assumes that the disorder originated as a response to earlier stress and has become independent.
If insomnia is not caused by a disease, the main countermeasures are good sleep hygiene and relaxation exercises. Sleep-promoting drugs can serve as a short-term emergency remedy. If the sleep disorder is based on another condition, it is primarily to treat it.
That depends on who you ask. We humans often say yes, science rather says no.In a survey frequently quoted by the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy, nearly 40% of (West) Germans at the turn of the millennium reported that they suffered from sleep disturbances at full moon. Scientifically, however, there are no indications that the attraction or the light of the moon have a negative effect on the quality of sleep.
The causes of insomnia or sleep disorders are extremely numerous. Sleep medicine differentiates more than 80 possible reasons. Typical triggers for non-restful sleep are:
A whole series of medications can cause sleep disorders. Either directly, when they biochemically interfere with structures and mechanisms of sleep regulation, or indirectly, when their therapeutic effects interfere with sleep function.
Short-term insomnia or sleep disturbances occur due to everyday stress situations even in healthy people from time to time and are no cause for concern. Whether you should consult a doctor for a sleep disorder depends largely on how you suffer from it.