Sleep Disorder

Lately heard from a friend about her mom being observed for sleep patterns which are necessary for the doctors to determine how her sleep pattern affects her recovery process after an operation. The Idaho Neurological Centre did a survey on Sleep Disorder and Stroke Risk discovered the following :-

Out of 15 stroke survivors observed, all show some form of sleep disorder.

Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes a person to stop breathing temporarily and happen repeatedly was more common among stroke survivors than others.

Stroke survivors has stage one sleep (lightest sleep) and snored more loudly than others.

Between 31% to 70% occurs during sleep.

However after saying all these, researches are unable to confirm whether there is a casual relationship between stroke and sleep disorders. The high percentage of sleep disorders associated with stroke survivors is sufficient reason for medical researchers to continue to explore further between sleep disorders and stroke. I guess most of us realized the importance of having a good sleep is very important to our general well being. Most mental disorders started with sleeplessness. If you are having problem sleeping it is important that you see your doctor , psychologist to find the root cause and have it treated.
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About bokjae

A retiree and full-time home care-giver to my wife a stroke survivor. A graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, working as Project Manager; and was in Senior Management (Executive Director) with a local Telecommunications Company for 22 years till retirement. Upon retirement I was attached to a Church serving as full-time lay leader, lay counsellor as well as in social or community work such as old folks home, drug rehab, orphanage.

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