Ear Nose Throat Diseases Specialist Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım gave information about the subject. You may have seen people yawning around you. Although it is perceived as normal from the first moment, the continuous yawning state-state is not considered normal.
Ear Nose Throat Diseases Specialist Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım said, “Yawning is an involuntary reflex, that the parasympathetic system is active, and it can be perceived as a pre-sleep preparation or a sign of entering sleep in comfortable environments away from stress.”
- People who can't sleep physiologically, when you just wake up in the morning, people who have just come to bed may yawn, apart from these, you may have seen people who yawn constantly. This can be perceived as a symptom of a disease beyond the physiological stage.
– The symptom of sleep disorder is constant yawning from people who cannot sleep for a sufficient amount of time and continue to yawn constantly. Constant yawning is a symptom and indicator of diseases such as sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease that prevent oxygen from reaching the brain other than sleep disorder. These people should consult a doctor as soon as possible and seek treatment. should be.
-Although yawning is known to be contagious among the public, people who want it repeatedly can also be interpreted as a symptom of many diseases, from some psychological problems to heart ailments.
Associate Professor. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım said, “A normal person will breathe through his nose with his mouth closed during sleep, people with a blocked nose start to breathe through his mouth during sleep and when the throat area closes the airway, breathing stops during sleep, that is, sleep apnea occurs.”
When there is shortness of breath during sleep, oxygen does not go to the brain and heart, increasing the risk of heart attack.
People who constantly yawn should first be examined by an Otorhinolaryngology Specialist, if there are structural problems, they should be corrected, if there are no structural problems, they should be evaluated with a sleep test and a detailed diagnosis should be made.
People with sleep apnea wake up tired in the morning, the sleep they sleep is not enough for them, they tend to sleep all the time at work, they have the symptoms of difficulty in concentration, forgetfulness and irritability. People with sleep apnea fall asleep at the beginning of the vehicle and have a traffic accident, and may suddenly fall asleep while sitting.
After the diagnosis of sleep apnea is confirmed with a sleep test, it can be treated with conservative surgeries to the nose and throat area. Groups that do not benefit from surgical treatment can be given mask treatment, which is put on the mouth and nose during sleep at night.
Significant reductions in the rates of heart attack and hypertension were achieved in patients treated for sleep apnea.