5 amazing reasons why people die in their sleep

eng   Yanditswe na: Nsanzimana Ernest 21 August 2018 Yasuwe: 581

In addition to eating healthy and getting enough exercise, getting enough sleep is the culmination of a healthy life. But did you know that sleeping can also be dangerous?

There are actually a few things that can go wrong when you close your eyes and slip into unconsciousness - and for some people the danger is real enough that they never wake up again. In fact, according to an ancient Greek proverb, death and sleep are brothers. Death being the perfect accomplishment of sleep and sleep being the imperfect incarnation of death.

1- Sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest, also known as SCA, can occur when the sinoatrial node, which is the heart node that is essentially the natural stimulator of your body, is altered. In other words, this condition occurs when the electrical systems of the heart are malfunctioning. And in some cases, he’s deadly in the first few minutes. How is he killing? Well, it basically reduces blood flow to the brain. And the most scary part? Not only can this occur during sleep, but half of the cases have no symptoms before cardiac arrest.

2- Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can be deadly if too much is sucked into the lungs. It can be found in fumes from cars, stoves, grills, fireplaces, gas stoves, ovens, etc., and it may be almost impossible to detect unless you use a carbon monoxide detector. carbon.

How is he killing? Basically, if a sufficient amount accumulates in a small enough space, its breathing can become toxic. And if you inhale enough, just having it in your lungs can be enough to "seal the deal." If awake, the victim may experience symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, headache, or stomach upset. Well, people who sleep often do not feel any symptoms and may die in their sleep even before they realize that this is happening

3- Myocardial infarction

A myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, can occur during sleep, but fortunately, it is highly likely that this specific type of cardiac event will wake up the victim before she kills her.

Heart attacks occur when blood flow to one part of the heart is blocked. This blockage can destroy part of the heart muscle.

How is he killing? If several heart tissues are damaged, the heart may not be strong enough to pump blood to the rest of the body. This can lead to heart failure, which can be fatal if medical treatment is not obtained immediately.

Unfortunately, it is usually not possible for a heart attack victim to see a doctor if she is asleep - and that’s the part that is terrifying.

4- Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea is essentially a disorder that causes the patient to stop breathing and repeatedly start while he is unconscious. This occurs when the brain does not send the appropriate electrical signals to the muscles that control the breathing mechanisms during sleep and that it is thought to stem from a problem in the brainstem.

How does it kill? Basically, if the case of apnea is severe enough, hypoxemia can occur, which occurs when oxygen levels in the body are lower than those required for a normal function of life. This essentially leads to oxygen deprivation.

If the brain can not wake up the body long enough to breathe, the prognosis can be fatal!

5- The unexplained night death syndrome

This is probably one of the most "mysterious" inclusions on our list.

The Unexplained Night Death Syndrome (SUNDS) was reported for the first time in 1917. Since then, it has acquired a rather frightening reputation in textbooks and in the dark corners of the Internet. In the Philippines, it is called Bangungut and in Hawaii, it’s called Dream Disease.
The exact cause of death in those who die of SUNDS is in fact still uncertain, but the presentation always seems similar. Basically, that makes young, healthy people die in their sleep, apparently for no reason.

How does it kill? Scientists are still not sure. . . but it tends to occur frequently in Southeast Asia and researchers suspect a range of possible explanations, ranging from malfunctions of the ion channel

Author : Nsanzimana Ernest

Nsanzimana Ernest ni Umwanditsi mukuru w’Ikinyamakuru Umuryango. Yatangiye gukorera iki kinyamakuru muri Nzeli 2016, afite Impamyabumenyi y’Icyiciro cya Kabiri cya Kaminuza (A0) mu Itangazamakuru n’Itumanaho yakuye muri Kaminuza y’u Rwanda Ishuri ry’ itangazamakuru n’ itumanaho


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