Scientists have linked inadequate sleep to mood disturbances and lower quality of life in extremely obese people, said a study.
“There was a clear association between the sleep problems such as short sleep duration, and the psychological disorders, and with quality of life,” said G. Neil Thomas, lead supervisor, study methodology lead, and reader in epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Birmingham in Britain.
The study results appear in the December issue of the journal Sleep, reports the Science Daily.
“This study emphasizes the need for physicians to conduct routine screenings for sleep problems among people with severe obesity,” said M. Safwan Badr, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
“Improving sleep quality, and quantity will provide a physical, mental, and emotional boost for people, who are making the difficult lifestyle changes involved in managing obesity.”
Source: Times of India
A new research has showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.
Results show that 74.8 percent of participants were poor sleepers, and their mean self-reported sleep duration was only six hours and 20 minutes.
Fifty-two percent of study subjects were anxious, and 43 percent were depressed. After controlling for age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea, sleep quality and daytime sleepiness were significantly associated with mood disturbance and quality of life impairment.
“There was a clear association between the sleep problems such as short sleep duration and the psychological disorders and with quality of life,” Dr. G. Neil Thomas, from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, said. “These associations remained significant even after adjusting for a range of potential confounders.
According to the authors, the potential role of sleep in the health and well-being of individuals with severe obesity is underappreciated. The results suggested that the early detection of disturbed sleep could prevent the potential development and perpetuation of psychological problems among people with extreme obesity.
The study was published in the journal Sleep.
Source: dna India