Having a good night sleep is much more important than one thinks. Having a disturbed sleep has consequences on physical, mental and cognitive health.
What is the consequences of not having a good night sleep?
Chronic insomnia is potentially a disease that puts you at greater risk of developing physical, mental and cognitive illnesses. The risk grows the more frequent the insomnia is.
Chronic insomnia hurts memory and it is associated with physical and mental problems, such as depression or anxiety, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, to name a few.
Sleep related issues are really a widespread problem. We are not talking about a rare disease. This is probably one of the most common conditions that doctors may encounter in the office.
Yet both the general public and health professionals are not always aware of the impacts of poor sleep. Chronic insomnia is often minimized. Did you know that 10% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia?
What is chronic insomnia?
Chronic insomnia is diagnosed when a person can not fall asleep, wakes up often or very early, more than three times a week, for more than three months.
Sleep Apnea is another sleep related issue that can have similar effects to chronic insomia.
Have a good night sleep