Chinese scientists recently discovered that Lack of sleep can lead to blindness to be It should also be noted that this type of blindness is not reversible.
Chinese researchers During an extensive study, they concluded that Lack of sleep It can make your eyes blind. Also, lack of sleep can cause Clocum disease (black water) to be Chinese scientists say that too much or too little eye contact, daytime sleepiness, insomnia and snoring can increase the risk of developing this disease.
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Lack of sleep can cause blindness
The results of a new study show that Lack of sleep It can put people at risk Irreversible vision loss Caused by glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of Eye disorders with different causes but a clinical and common effect on Eye and optic nerve and is dependent on intraocular pressure.
Chinese researchers It is said that closing the eyes too much or too little, experiencing sleepiness during the day, insomnia and snoring can increase the risk of contracting this disease. glaucoma It is a common eye disease in which the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is damaged and if not treated in time, it can lead to complete blindness lead the person
Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness and will probably affect approximately 112 million people worldwide by 2040. Researchers in this study studied the data of 409,53 people from the British Medical Information Bank. All subjects were between the ages of 40 and 69 when the researchers selected them between 2006 and 2010. Each person provided details about their individual sleep behaviors.
They provide information about these sleep patterns as well as background information about Age, gender, lifestyle, weight, ethnicity, level of education and place of residence Each group used After monitoring the participants for just over 10.5 years, the researchers identified 8,690 cases of glaucoma.
People with glaucoma Older and often male They were. They were also more likely to be smokers and have high blood pressure or diabetes than those who did not have this disease. The results of this study showed that short or long sleep, insomnia, snoring and frequent sleepiness during the day increase the probability of contracting this disease.
Those who Lack of sleep and those who either slept more or less than seven to nine hours were eight percent more likely to develop glaucoma, while those with insomnia were 12 percent more likely to develop glaucoma. vision problems They were. People who snore were four percent more likely to develop the disease, and people who were often sleepy during the day were 20 percent more likely to develop the disease.
people who snoring And those who experienced sleepiness during the day were 10% more likely to develop glaucoma, while those who had insomnia and those who had short or long sleep patterns were 13% more likely to develop the disease.
Why does lack of sleep or other sleep problems lead to eye diseases?
The results of this study in the journal BMJ Open Published and funded by the National Science Foundation of China, many explanations have been found to answer this question.
According to researchers, Pressure on the eyes Lying down is a key factor in the development of glaucoma. Also, repeated exposure to low levels of oxygen that occurs as a result of snoring and sleep apnea can damage the optic nerve.
insomnia can also play a role in causing this disease. The sleep hormones of those suffering from insomnia are out of sync, which can affect the eyes. Depression and anxiety are also often associated with insomnia and can increase intraocular pressure.
However, researchers admit that there is also the issue that self black water It may also affect sleep patterns. The researchers concluded in a media release:
Because sleep behaviors are modifiable, these findings emphasize the need for sleep intervention for people at high risk of glaucoma and eye screening among people with chronic sleep problems to help prevent glaucoma.
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