Advertisement

X

Sleep Related Disorders on the Rise Due to Repeated Power Cuts at Night in Pakistan

by Kathy Jones on  June 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A -A +
The number of people diagnosed with sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders in Pakistan is on the rise due to repeated power cuts for long hours, especially at nights, health experts warned..
 Sleep Related Disorders on the Rise Due to Repeated Power Cuts at Night in Pakistan
Sleep Related Disorders on the Rise Due to Repeated Power Cuts at Night in Pakistan

Medical experts say sleeplessness causes a number of complications even among healthy people, the News International daily reported.

Lack of sleep may cause serious complications like stomach problems, hypertension and heart disease. People may also face stress-related physical and mental disorders, experts said.





Residents of the capital are facing at least four hours of power outage at night since the past two weeks.





"Sleeplessness may deteriorate health of a normal person within a month," a doctor named Sohail Tariq told the daily.





Getting no proper rest at night also highly affects the recovery of a chronic patient, he said.





Many patients have also reported increasing levels of stress, anger and aggression, said Farid Aslam Minhas, head of the Institute of Psychiatry and WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Research and Training at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi.





He said sleepless nights also lessen people's productivity at work.





The level of tolerance among the population is also decreasing consistently, and needs immediate attention, Minhas said.





He said this has also led to youths participating in destructive activities and inhumane acts like burning of vehicles, trains and buildings without thinking they may contain children and women.

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

Most Popular News on Medindia

P
M
X

Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert+
s
Guidelines for Use of Slings for Women's Prolapse...
 Guidelines for Use of Slings for Women's Prolapse Surgery
S  Mount Sinai Researchers Develop New Delivery Method to Improve Efficacy of Parkinson's Disease Medications
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop New Delivery Meth...