30% Suffer from Sleep Disorders

30% Suffer from Sleep Disorders30% Suffer from Sleep Disorders

Around 30% of Iranians suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, however only in 10% “it is constant and chronic,” said Dr Khosrow Sadeqniat, secretary of Iranian Sleep Association on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a conference on the occasion of World Sleep Day, observed annually on March 17.  “The most prevalent disorders in Iranian men and women are ‘sleep apnea’ and ‘delayed sleep syndrome,’ respectively,” IRNA quoted him as saying.

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep due to factors like being overweight, having nasal obstruction due to allergies or smoking, or sinus problems.

Delayed sleep phase is an internal sleep clock disorder in which sleep pattern is delayed two hours or more from a normal sleep pattern, causing the person to go to sleep later and wake up later.

World Sleep Day is a global event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep.


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