Trastornos del Sueño y el Cáncer del Seno

Autores: Dra. Stephanie Díaz Zapata, Universidad Libre Seccional Barranquilla; Daniel T. Roque, Neurociencias, Universidad de Wisconsin at  Madison, USA;  VIDA SLEEP CENTER & SPA

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Trastornos del Sueño y el Cáncer de Seno: Nuevo estudio en la Universidad de Michigan relaciona directamente la carencia del sueño y  el cáncer de Seno.

·         La carencia de la melatonina y su relación con el  cáncer de pecho, es en  parte,  porque en nuestra sociedad moderna existe la privación del sueño debido a estilos de vida, horarios laborales o apnea obstructiva

·         La deficiencia o carencia de melatonina hace que el cáncer crezca más rápido.

·         El índice de Cáncer de Seno es  30 por ciento más alto para las mujeres que habían trabajado con cambios en el horario circadiano y con trastornos del sueño

·         Durante la fase profunda del sueño (N3),  es donde se segregan las hormonas y neurotransmisores como la serotonina, la serotonina es un precursor de la melatonina.

·         La melatonina  suprime el crecimiento de tumores, especialmente los del seno, según investigadores en la universidad de Estado de Michigan

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Erectile Dysfunction Associated with Snoring and Sleep Apnea

When Sleep Problems cause Sex Problems

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“New research shows that snoring, and specifically sleep apnea, could result in decreased libido and erectile dysfunction, according to researchers at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Their study found that nearly half of the men who suffered from severe sleep apnea also secreted abnormally low levels of TESTOSTERONE throughout the night. More than 42 to 64 percent of men with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are impotent.”

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one-quarter of the U.S. population report occasionally not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10% experience chronic insomnia. However, new methods for assessing and treating sleep disorders bring hope to the millions suffering from insufficient sleep. Fundamental to the success of all of these efforts is the recognition that sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a “vital sign” of good health.

Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression. Insufficient sleep is associated with the onset of these diseases and also poses important implications for their management and outcome. Moreover, insufficient sleep is responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents, causing substantial injury and disability each year.

Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition associated with increased risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, muscular spasm and pains, stroke, palpitations, diabetes, obesity, impotence, depression, memory loss, tiredness, driving/work-related accidents, poor immune system, and most recent research has indicated an association with some forms of cancer, such as breast cancer.

Research found that insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for development of Type 2 diabetes. Sleep duration and quality have emerged as predictors of levels of an important marker of blood sugar control known as Hemoglobin A1c. Research also suggests optimizing sleep duration and quality may be important means of improving blood sugar control in persons with Type 2 diabetes.

High blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease and heart arrhythmias have been found to be more common among those with sleep disorders. Sleep apnea and the building of plaque in the artery walls appear to share some common physiological characteristics, suggesting that sleep apnea may be an important predictor of heart disease.

Research found that short sleep intervals result in metabolic changes that may be linked to obesity. The relationship between short sleep duration and excess body weight has been reported in all age groups–but is particularly common in children. It is believed that sleep in childhood and adolescence is important for brain development and that insufficient sleep in youngsters may adversely affect the function of the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates appetite and expenditure of energy.

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