Is it possible that someone could die during sleep even though the person is not suffering from a serious illness? The facts show this is possible. Although in one’s body in a healthy condition, the person may have died in his sleep as quoted from the Method of Health. But what causes someone to die in bed?
This can occur in infants.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the most frightening hats for expectant mothers and for mothers who just gave birth. According to the record of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be defined as a death in infants abruptly. In general this is a very vulnerable place in infants under 1 year of age.
In the United States each year occur 2.500 cases of sudden infant death syndrome. In some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is associated with infant sleep position. Therefore, you may notice that there are some clues related to hazard risks faced by the infant during sleep, such as out of breath, crushed, choked and fell.
The main factors Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for babies are prone position. The researchers have a strong suspicion that the position of the baby on his stomach will put pressure on the baby’s jaw so it will narrow the airway for the baby. So to prevent this from happening, lay your baby in the supine position with a face that looked up. Keep the baby sleep in a crib that is not filled with toys. Do not put pillows, dolls, furry blankets or other equipment in a crib.
Deadly sleep disorder
Sleep apnea is breathing briefly stops during sleep; this is caused by disruption of the respiratory tract which turned out to be fatal which will cause a reduction of oxygen to the body causing death.
The study further said that sleep apnea increases the risk of premature in adults and the elderly. This can occur in sleep apnea patients who experience breathing problems during sleep blockage so that breathing stops. Symptoms of sleep apnea disorder can be very easily recognized from a snoring sleep.
According to research conducted by Dr.Naresh Punjabi, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, sleep disturbances such as this will increase the risk of death by 40 percent. Sleep apnea will cause the amount of oxygen circulating in the body will continue to be reduced so that the heart will work harder. This will take long and will trigger a heart attack or stroke.
The sleep apnea patients often are unaware of this sleep disorder. Which resulted in long sleep despite feeling but at the moment does not wake up feeling refreshed and be sleepy during the day. If you experience this disorder you should immediately consult a doctor.