Apnea syndrome patients are more prone to traffic accidents

UAEU Concludes the 10th Gulf Conference on Sleep Medicine

During the 10th Gulf Conference for sleep medicine which has organized by the College Of Medicine And Health Sciences, UAEU from January 25-26, 2019, the researchers have focused on a relationship between sleep and a healthy body.

Dr. Mohamed Alhouqani, Consultant Of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at UAEU and Chairman of the Conference pointed to a relationship between sleep and having a healthy body as studies have shown breathing interruptions during sleep syndrome is one of the causes of high blood pressure, heart attacks and heart disorders. He added that there are around 18 million American adults that suffer from sleep apnea, which is one of the most common sleep disorders. Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, treatment with continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) which provides a stream of air through a mask to keep the airway, making breathing easier and reduces therapy through (CPAP) via blood pressure as It is estimated that reducing the risk of having heart attacks for 10 years by 49 % and stroke by 31%.

Dr. Alhouqani stated that “I have seen many patients that have improved dramatically with continued therapy. If left untreated, sleep apnea will have a serious impact on public health.

People with apnea syndrome always feel sleepy and therefore are more prone to traffic accidents.

Conference participants recommended the need to raise awareness in society about the dangers of sleep disorders on health and need for to visit the sleep clinics if feeling sleepy during the day or having sleep apnea.

The Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights and showcased the latest diagnostic and therapeutic developments for sleep disorders through the scientific session, 17 sessions and 4 workshops with the participation of selected global and local scientists and doctors.

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May 7, 2019