Glaucoma: Did You Know About Glaucoma That Steals Your Eyesight? It Is Very Difficult To Identify: Oversleeping..sleeping less..sleeping during the day, and snoring during sleep..do you have any of these habits? But soon you are sure to have severe glaucoma. A UK Biobank study published in the open-access journal.
Oversleeping, undersleeping, daytime sleepiness, snoring… Do you have any of these habits? But soon you are sure to have severe glaucoma. A UK Biobank study published in an open-access journal revealed this. This was revealed in a study to identify early symptoms/signs of glaucoma. Researchers warn that those who suffer from chronic sleep disorders may be at an increased risk of glaucoma.
Glaucoma is one of the most dangerous eye diseases. Its symptoms are invisible. It comes out after it is well-developed. Sight is already very low. Awareness of glaucoma, which silently consumes the eyesight and leads to permanent blindness, is essential. It is estimated that by 2040, 112 million people worldwide will be affected by glaucoma, causing blindness. Researchers have concluded that the risk of glaucoma occurs due to the deterioration of the light-sensitive cells in the eye and damage to the optic nerves. However, the symptoms and causes of glaucoma are still not fully understood. But if this disease is not treated in time, it can cause permanent blindness.
Why does glaucoma occur?
Those who get the least amount of sleep, i.e. those who suffer from insomnia, have a higher risk of developing glaucoma. Similarly, those who sleep too much are also prone to this disease. Also, those who have habits like daytime sleep and snoring are more likely to get glaucoma, according to research conducted on 4,09,053 people aged between 40 and 69 who participated in the UK Biobank between 2006 and 10. Sleeping less than 7 to 9 hours a day is called insomnia. People who do not sleep properly at night resort to daytime sleep. It is very dangerous for eye health. Insomnia has a 12 percent risk, snoring has a 4 percent risk, and daytime sleepiness has a 20 percent risk of glaucoma. So depending on the sleep patterns it affects.
The risk of glaucoma is high for them.
Research has revealed that men are more likely to suffer from glaucoma. Smokers, men with high blood pressure, and diabetes are prone to this disease.
Intraocular pressure plays a key role in the development of glaucoma. The higher the pressure, the more damaged the organs are. Researchers say glaucoma increases when a person’s sleep hormones decrease. Such is the case with glaucoma in the eye. Depression and anxiety increase when glaucoma starts. This will make you sleepy. Similarly, there is a risk of sleep apnea (sudden cessation of breathing during sleep). Therefore, experts suggest that proper sleep habits can protect eye health as well as body health.