This unit is specialized in treating sleep disorders for children and adults. Our doctor is certified sleep medicine specialist who has deep experience in diagnosing and managing the full scope of sleep disorders.
- General sleep disorders
- Daytime sleepiness
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Sleep disorders that result in poor memory, poor concentration , weight increase, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome ,cardiac and neurologic diseases.
Sleep is a functional process related to the development of the individual, which is open to external stimuli and in which the tired and worn nervous system is repaired, the information obtained during the day is extracted and stored.It is a need that relieves physical and mental fatigue, provides us to be restful and energetic again. It provides the removal of toxic substances from the body and resting. At sleep, heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate decrease. Body temperature drops. The work of internal organs is reduced. Nervous system and sensory organs are at rest.
Effects of sleeplessness on the body:
- The number of white blood cells decreases. The body’s resistance to diseases decreases,
- Resistance to psychiatric diseases decreases,
- Muscle strength weakens,
- Blood sugar balance is disturbed,
- Breathing rhythm is disturbed,
- Body temperature decreases,
- Vision and speech disorders begin,
- Forgetfulness prevails,
- The stress hormone is secreted. There is irritability, intolerance.
Symptoms of sleep disturbance:
- Severe snoring during sleep,
- Waking up tired in the morning,
- Fatigue and drowsiness
The most common types of sleep disorders are:
- Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as the person’s breathing stops while sleeping or his breathing slows down during sleep.
- Insomnia: It is a situation where the person cannot fall asleep or cannot sleep during the night. She wakes up earlier than usual and feels tired during the day.
- Narcolepsy: It is sleepiness during the day and frequent short sleep.
- Restless Leg Syndrome: It is the discomfort, restlessness and need to move the legs during sleep or rest.
- Snoring: Snoring occurs due to partial obstruction of the airway, enlarged throat structure or relaxation of the muscles. As the airway is blocked and cannot breathe easily, tremors occur in the throat when trying to breathe, causing snoring.
- Snoring loudly both reduces one’s own sleep quality and prevents people around him from sleeping properly. People who are not comfortable in sleep cannot rest and naturally they can be tired, sluggish, tense and careless during the day.
Causes of Insomnia:
- Insomnia Tendency
- Stimulants (caffeine – nicotine)
- Working hours
- Physical lack of mobility
- Physical environment (sound – light)
How much should we sleep?
The need for sleep varies by age. It decreases from infancy to childhood. It may increase again during adolescence. And again, as the age gets older, the duration of sleep may be shortened. It is important for an adult to rest his body for an average of 6-8 hours daily.