Oxygen and Sleep Disorders

Oxygen is so fundamental for our daily life, that it is taken for granted. The medical community is starting to rediscover how essential oxygen is to our bodily functions. Sleep performs a vital role in good health and well-being during your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the correct times can help protect your mental health, physical health, lifestyle, and safety. Studies also show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some section of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble deciding, solving problems, handling your emotions and behavior, and managing change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior. The way you feel while you’re awake depends partially on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also assists support growth and development.

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is associated with an increased threat of congenital heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. Sleep deficiency also increases the danger of obesity. One study of teenagers showed that with each hour of sleep lost, the odds of becoming obese went up. Sleep deficiency increases the risk of obesity in other age groups.

Sleep serves to help sustain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don’t get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin climbs and your level of leptin lessens. This makes you feel hungrier than when you’re well-rested. Sleep also affects how your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that controls your blood glucose (sugar) level. Sleep deficiency brings about a greater than normal glucose level, which may increase your risk for diabetes.

If you don’t get enough sleep, it could hinder healthy growth and development. Deep sleep brings about the body to discharge the hormone that promotes customary growth in youngsters and teens. This hormone also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep also contributes in puberty and fertility.

Your body immune system counts on sleep to stay healthy. This system defends your body against foreign or unsafe substances. Ongoing sleep deficiency can change the method which your body immune system reacts. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble fighting common infections.

Sleeping Disorders might be a serious and debilitating which can affect anyone. It could be a precipitated by many outside influences including stress and or physical illness. Doctors are now more reluctant to prescribe pills and they are usually attempting to treat the source of the problem instead of treating just the symptoms.

Patients characterize their fatigue as oppressive – a long term, widespread weariness that seems to penetrate every cell. Patients with poor sleep patterns usually have to deal with an entire constellation of symptoms, including severe fatigue, amnesia, trouble concentrating, recurrent flu-like illness, low-grade fever, severe muscle aches and neurological problems. Many sleepless patients who look for aid with sleep apnea have relied on breathing oxygen, as a daily regime, to relieve the stress and everyday toxins that have been accumulating in their bodies during the course of the day.

Oxygen aromatherapy can serve to relax your body and mind and make them more responsive to sleeping. This intensely relaxed state is not only a harbinger to sleeping, but it also will have a positive effect on enabling you stay asleep and have a peaceful night. Our “Zen-Station personal oxygen bar system is designed having this application of deep relaxation in mind. This is especially true when coupled with the sound option which can invoke a deep meditative state.

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