Prof. Dr. Peker said that the theme of this year’s World Sleep Day is “Regular Sleep, Healthy Future!” He stated that it was determined.

Pointing to the importance of sleep apnea, which is characterized by severe snoring, intermittent breathing cessation during sleep and daytime sleepiness, Peker said, “In our recently published study, we observed that the clinical course was 2 times more severe in cases with high risk of sleep apnea in Kovid-19 patients compared to the low-risk group. We think that these risks can be reduced by more effective diagnosis and treatment of apnea. ” found in the description.

“Our sleep quality deteriorated with the pandemic”

Turkish Thoracic Society Vice President Prof. Dr. Oya Itil emphasized that regular sleep is of great importance for health.

Itil pointed out that the majority of time was spent at home during the Kovid-19 epidemic, and continuous television and mobile phone use led to screen addiction, “Our sleeping habits also deteriorated during the epidemic.” used the expressions.

Pointing out the importance of regular, adequate and quality sleep as well as healthy breathing during sleep, Itil said:

“We have been locked in our homes due to the curfews imposed during the Kovid-19 pandemic, in which the whole world has lived, and to reduce the risk of transmission. In this process, we have become more dependent on television, computer and mobile phones than before. We went to work before we could get it.

Our sleep quality deteriorated with the worries that increased with the pandemic, forced changes in the family life order, and the interruption of sleep at night. Our daily performance and quality of life were also adversely affected. Healthy sleep is very important for many physiological systems such as our body’s immune and hormonal system, memory and concentration, cardiological, neurological and psychological functions. Therefore, insufficient and poor quality sleep will be associated with many important negative health consequences, and the risks of work and traffic accidents will increase. “

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