Sleep disorders are common in patients with certain complex diseases that are highly prevalent in our society, leading to worsened quality of life, weakening the response to treatment, and making recovery less likely.

Sleep disorders

Oscar Sans MD. Medical Director
(AdSalutem Institute – Sleep Medicine)

The origin of sleep disorders is multifactorial. They can appear as an effect of other diseases, as well as can constitute risk factors that favor the appearance of other pathologies.

Alzheimer’s disease and Sleep

Ana Fernández MD (Neurology. Multidisciplinary Sleep Unit AdSalutem Institute – Sleep Medicine) / Gerard Piñol PhD (Cognitive Disorders Unit, Santa Maria University Hospital, Lleida)

Early changes in people’s sleep can be observed, even before presenting symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Parkinson’s disease and Sleep

Carles Gaig PhD. (Multidisciplinary Unit of Sleep Disorders, Neurology Service, Clinical Institute of Neurosciences (ICN), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona)

Sleep disorders in Parkinson’s Disease have very varied manifestations that can have consequences in the daily functioning of the patient, and which are often treatable.

Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep

Mercè Gasa, PhD in medicine. Hospitalization and Multidisciplinary Sleep Unit. Pneumology Service. Hospital of Bellvitge. Barcelona

The prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is approximately 1 in 5 adults with mild OSA, and 1 in 15 with moderate to severe OSA.

Breast Cancer and Sleep

Oxana Palesh, Ph.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Stanford University School of Medicine

Up to 70% of patients with breast cancer explain difficulties in sleep that negatively impact their quality of life. Treating acute sleep disorders can improve adherence to treatment, minimize frequent side effects such as depression, cancer-related fatigue and pain

Obesity, Diabetes and Sleep

Mercè Gasa, PhD in medicine. Hospitalization and Multidisciplinary Sleep Unit. Pneumology Service. Hospital of Bellvitge. Barcelona.

Sleep disorders lead to disturbances in metabolic processes and in hormone pathways that regulate internal homeostasis. Then it can increase susceptibility to developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Sleep disorders in pediatrics

Oscar Sans, MD. Medical Director
(AdSalutem Institute – Sleep Medicine)

Sleep disorders are one of the most frequent pediatric consultation, with repercussions on cognitive-behavioral development, pondo-statural growth or the quality of life of parents and family members.

ADHD and Sleep

Oscar Sans, MD. Medical Director
AdSalutem Institute – Sleep Medicine

Sleep problems in the population with ADHD are multifactorial and multidirectional. A correct identification of them allows to adapt the therapeutic measures to each case in particular, optimizing the results.

ASD and Sleep

Oscar Sans, MD. Medical Director
AdSalutem Institute – Sleep Medicine

The improvement of the quantity and quality of sleep in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is vital to prevent cognitive-behavioral disorders, improve family functioning, reducing the stress of parents / caregivers.

COPD and Sleep

Joaquín Durán-Cantolla PhD. Research Service. Bioaraba Research Institute. OSI Araba University Hospital. Faculty of Medicine of the UPV / EHU. Vitoria

Compared to the general population, patients with COPD have worse quality sleep, having difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep as well as awakenings during sleep.

Down’s syndrome and sleep

Due to the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of Down’s syndrome population, the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is higher than in the general population; OSAS affects up to 70% of people with Down’s syndrome.