In life, you can often see the living conditions of some drowsiness patients. Even if you have enough sleep at night, you are still tired and sleepy during the day, unable to lift your spirits, and have no interest in things around you. Patients accidentally make loud noises in the venue and on the bus, but they are not very old, but they are as weak as old people in their 70s and 80s. In fact, sleepiness during the day is not a trivial matter, suggesting that the body may be sick.
After middle age, people are susceptible to a disease called "obstructive sleep apnea syndrome." With the increase of age, the accumulation of fat cells in the soft tissues of the respiratory tract gradually causes the compression of the respiratory tract during sleep, causing partial or complete blockage of the airway. Family members will find that the patients snore intermittently during sleep, ranging from 10 seconds to tens of seconds, ending with a heavy breath. ，严重者一个晚上反复憋气可达数百次。 After that, the patient resumed snoring, but shortly afterwards, this breathing pause reappeared , and in severe cases repeated belching could occur hundreds of times a night. Sleep became intermittent and the body could not get enough rest. Although the sleep time was sufficient, the sleep quality was poor, and the next day was lethargic.
In addition to daytime drowsiness, people with this type of "drowsiness" also have the following characteristics: Physical characteristics: Patients are often strong or obese, and their necks are short; they have a long history of snoring, and their families find that there is a pause in snoring; the number of urination at night Increased urine output, poor sleep continuity; dry mouth and sore throat, dizziness, fatigue, sleep can not relieve the fatigue of the body when waking up in the morning; poor working conditions during the day, difficulty in concentration, memory loss, easy to fall asleep during meetings, When I am busy, I feel that my energy is low and I am easy to get angry; the proportion of patients with hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases is higher.
In addition to the subjective feeling of tiredness and drowsiness, people who lack sleep have an objectively slow response rate and are prone to traffic accidents; attention and memory loss, learning and work performance decline; increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes; low resistance Easy to catch a cold, etc.
Therefore, in recent years, various types of narcolepsy have attracted more and more attention from the medical community. If you or your family members show signs of daytime drowsiness, do not take it lightly, consult your doctor in time, and diagnose and treat it promptly.
Article source: People's Political Consultative Conference