📩 01/07/2023 13:24
Liv Hospital Neurology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Belma Doğan Güngen gave information about the benefits of sleep.
Assoc. Dr. Belma Doğan Güngen talked about the benefits of sleep for the body: “It facilitates the removal of metabolic waste products accumulated during wakefulness from the brain. It is important for the removal of many harmful wastes, including beta amyloid proteins, which also play a role in Dementia-Alzheimer's. It is important for the development of memory and transferring the learned information to permanent memory. It provides the balance between the brain and the body of many hormone systems, including growth hormone. It is responsible for the hormonal balance from the sex hormone to the happiness hormone. There is a serious relationship between sleep and keeping youthful tissues young. It provides weight control. It strengthens the immune system.”
Stating that insomnia can cause many diseases from cardiovascular diseases to diabetes, Assoc. Dr. Belma Doğan Güngen, “Short-term insomnia; prolonged insomnia when fatigue, depression, stress, headaches; It can cause many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, dementia, obesity, digestive system disorders, anxiety disorder and diabetes. Sleep is also very important in preventing cancer.” said.
Emphasizing that light and noise should be minimized for sleep, Assoc. Dr. Belma Doğan Güngen, “Remove electronic devices from your bedroom. Ventilate your room. Avoid overeating before going to bed. Limit the time you spend in bed. Only go to bed when you feel sleepy. Wake up at a regular fixed time. Get relaxation therapies. Avoid foods such as coffee, tea and chocolate containing stimulants, especially after 17:00. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and heavy meals before sleep. Avoid daytime naps. Get regular light-to-moderate exercise. Avoid intense exercise. Use meditation techniques. Never do things like watching TV or computer work in bed.” he said.
He explained the following as sleep disorder diseases:
- Sleeping too much, called hypersomnia
- Sleepwalking called parasomnia, sleep terror, delirium
- REM (Dream Period) Sleep Behavior Disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep apnea