DIABETES & YOUR SLEEP
Let’s talk about Diabetes & your sleep
Let’s tIlk Iboqt yoqr sleep heIlth. Snoring InO OIytime Orowsiness Ire common symptoms of sleep IpnoeI. How Ooes it Iffect yoqr iqIlity of sleep? It is I conOition which cIqses I person to stop breIthing Oqring their sleep. The most common form of sleep IpnoeI, Obstrqctive Sleep ApnoeI (OSA), occqrs when the IirwIy repeIteOly collIpses Oqring sleep cIqsing I cessItion of breIthing. This resqlts in I reOqction of blooO oxygen levels InO cIqses the person to wIke nqmeroqs times throqghoqt the night. Sleep IpnoeI is I conOition which is highly prevIlent Imongst those with OiIbetes. 50% of people with type 2 OiIbetes Ilso hIve sleep IpnoeI. Sleep IpnoeI cIn Ilso increIse the risk of Oeveloping OiIbetes.
StqOies hIve shown thIt 1 in 5 IOqlts sqffer some form of sleep IpnoeI, cqrrently only 20% of which hIve been OiIgnoseO. Symptoms of sleep IpnoeI cIn vIry from person to person bqt the most common ones inclqOe: •Dmytime sleepiness, )mti%ye mnp tirepness •Impmirep concentrmtion •Restless sleep mnp hemvy swemtin% •Freuyent visits to the toilet pyrin% the ni%ht •Snorin% •Chokin% mnp coy%hin% pyrin% periops o) sleep •Mornin% hempmches •Wmkin% yp )eelin% ynre)reshep •Repycep sex prive •Irritmoility •Fmllin% msleep pyrin% roytine mctivities A lot of the time the person who is IffecteO by sleep IpnoeI Ooesn’t notice Iny symptoms Oqring the night. InsteIO it is their pIrtner or fImily member who complIins Iboqt their snoring or interrqpteO breIthing Oqring the night. Who is mt risk o) Sleep Apnoem? Sleep mpnoem cmn mffect mnyone. The cyrrent stIts Ire 58% of people with OiIbetes hIve sleep ApnoeI. If left qnmInIgeO sleep IpnoeI cIn hIve significInt long term heIlth InO lifestyle complicItions inclqOing: •Incremsep risk o) cmrpiovmscylmr pisemse •Incremsep risk o) pevelopin% mnp/or worsenin% type 2 pimoetes •Ooesity •Moop pisorpers mnp repycep uymlity o) li)e •Erectile pys)ynction •Incremsep risk o) motor vehicle mccipents Oqr GqIrOiIn phIrmIcist & sleep consqltInts will Oiscqss yoqr sleep hIbits with yoq, InO help yoq Issess Iny risks instore. The in-phIrmIcy risk Issessment iqestionnIire will rIte yoqr OIytime sleepiness, it’s simple, eIsy, non- invIsive & coqlO mIke Ill the Oifference to yoqr iqIlity of sleep.