Relationship between sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome
Rafael Beatrix1,2, Perényi Dóra Roberta2, Kósa István1
1SZTE ÁOK, Orvosi Rehabilitációs és Fizikális Medicina Tanszék, Szeged
2SZTE BTK, Pszichológiai Intézet, Szeged
The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome. The number of people with metabolic syndrome (MS) is increasing year after year. It is known that metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, so it is important to identify the risk factors for MS and improve the quality of life who is suffering from this syndrome. Among the psychosocial risk factors we focused on sleep disorders and investigated their relationship with metabolic syndrome.
Several studies have confirmed that short sleeping time and poor sleep quality are associated with higher risk for metabolic syndrome. The relationship between long sleeping time and MS is less clear. Further longitudinal studies are needed to investigate the relationship between sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, where sleeping is measured by objective means, and participants’ age, gender, place of residence and socioeconomic status are taken into account.