Sleep disorders and alcohol addiction – what is the relationship

Many people suffer from sleep quality problems, simply put, from insomnia. Meanwhile, doctors have long proved that a person’s lack of quality and sufficient sleep lasting has an extremely negative effect on his state of health. Long-term insomnia increases the risk of developing a huge number of diseases, including malignant tumors and diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies and diseases of a neurological nature. But, as it turned out, this is not all.

Prolonged insomnia can serve as an impetus for the development of persistent alcohol dependence in humans . Therefore, it is impossible to ignore the lack of quality sleep.  

A team of scientists from Stanford Medical School in the United States of America has published its findings on the global negative impact of sleep disorders on human mental health. Neurophysiologists have found that people with nighttime sleep disorders are automatically at high risk for developing depressive states, neurasthenia, and persistent alcohol dependence. In other words, the authors of the study conclude, the presence of insomnia can be considered as the first symptom of the development of mental disorders. 

The statistics say that more than 7% of the inhabitants of economically developed states suffer from chronic insomnia, and every third person on earth at least once encountered night sleep disturbance. 

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