Sleep and the Immune System
There is what has been described as a bidirectional relationship between sleep and autoimmune disease short sleep duration (< 7 hours per night) is associated with an increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease, and many symptoms of autoimmune disease
For example, sleep apnea is associated with number of autoimmune diseases, as is restless leg syndrome and chronic pain. Many people with autoimmune disease report that their sleep is fragmented. Of course, this fragmented sleep often leads to fatigue, which makes it difficult to perform daily activities.
Veros Health Sleep Solutions
Sleep is an important physiological process that plays a fundamental role in physical, mental, and emotional health. At Veros Health, we know how important sleep is for all our patients, and particularly for those with autoimmune disease. We begin by getting to the root of the problem, which can be multifactorial, and providing solutions. Addressing the sleep-immunity relationship and improving sleep may improve health now and in the future.
Treating Sleep Apnea:
- Evaluation and workup for sleep apnea
- Initiation of CPAP therapy
- Surgery for sleep apnea: nasal surgery, throat surgery, chin and neck surgery, Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulation
- Workup and treatment for nasal obstruction and sinusitis