Back and Bed: Ergonomic Aspects of Sleeping by Bart Haex

By Bart Haex

A synergy of actual, mental, and physiological stipulations impacts the psychological and actual caliber of sleep. even if a lot has been written approximately this factor, little has been based on genuine learn, till now.

Back and mattress: Ergonomic elements of napping is the 1st ebook to scientifically characteristic the connection among ergonomic components and the standard of sleep. It describes the professionals and cons of other kinds of mattresses, helping buildings, head cushions, and drowsing postures.

This quantity defines and combines numerous elements of sleep caliber and identifies the underlying ergonomic parameters for every of those points. in response to state of the art, in-depth examine, this ebook additionally illustrates how again aid will be evaluated and optimized for anyone or for a inhabitants workforce. it's a necessary source for researchers, clinicians, physicians, ergonomists, brands and agents and is out there to someone who practices the paintings of sleep.

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2) are also present. Although taking a siesta is common in many cultures, some articles suggest there might be a relation between siesta and mortality in men, but these results are largely attenuated upon exclusion of patients with chronic conditions (Burazeri et al. 2003) and older people. Without persuasive data, recommendations related to this traditional practice should not be made. 2 Sleep Cycle In the past, sleep was believed to be a passive state. However, sleep as it unfolds is anything but a passive process.

Seventy-five percent of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, on average for 5 years. In addition to the influence of hormones, quality of sleep is often affected by the use of drugs. For pain, both doctors and patients frequently consider narcotic drugs, such as codeine. , drugs that promote sleep) may be prescribed to help those with sleeping difficulties. Even though many drugs are easy to get and often effective, it is not clear how some (combinations of) drugs can interact with pain and sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea is far more common and occurs when air cannot flow into or out of the person’s nose or mouth, although efforts to breathe continue. In a given night, the number of involuntary breathing pauses may be as high as 20 to 60 per hour. These breathing pauses are almost always accompanied by snoring between apnea episodes. The frequent interruptions of deep, restorative sleep often lead to excessive daytime sleepiness and may be associated with an early morning headache. Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it may be associated with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

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