People with sleep disorders have been told that a
good night's rest is vital to help maintain the endocrine system.
Marianne Davey, director of the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association,
said that the regulation of hormones that are vital to repair the body's tissue
can become impaired if regular sleep patterns are not experienced.
"If we are not sleeping well and are constantly waking during the night
the hormones that work by day and those that work by night become confused and
work against each other," she explained.
Ms Davey stated that both physical and mental health was dependent on hormones
that were released as a person slept, so lying in bed awake would not be
Her comments came after a Spanish study published in the Annals of Internal
Medicine demonstrated the risk of cardiovascular death in women suffering from
sleep apnoea could be reduced by continuous positive airway pressure.
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Sleep disorders treatment news : 24 January 2012