In the middle of "technological plague" that has an impact on sleep Philips wants to improve the health of the Portuguese

Thinking of the Portuguese who sleep less hours than they should, or who have difficulty falling asleep, there is a new e-book with 11 articles for better sleep, which will be available soon. The digital book is the result of a partnership between Philips and the Associação Portuguesa do Sono (APS), within the framework of World Sleep Day, which will be celebrated on the 13th of March. At the event, the company also showed its commitment to this area with various equipment.

As part of the Bons Sonhos initiative launched in 2018, the e-book was presented this Wednesday at a meeting in Lisbon, where company representatives, the Portuguese triple jump athlete Susana Costa and health professionals discussed the importance of sleep and its influence on performance physical and psychological. Altogether there are 11 articles that want to make Portuguese people better sleep habits.

In an interview with SAPO TEK, Carlos Teixeira, Philips clinical sales support, guarantees that the company is committed to improving the quality of life of three billion people worldwide by 2030. The focus is on preventing and promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles, not forgetting diagnosis and treatment.

In terms of other new products, and without giving specific dates, clinical sales support reports that soon sleep head bands, already available in countries like the United States, will also reach the Portuguese market. Similar to a headband, the device is placed on the head at night and detects when the patient is in deep slow sleep. The objective is to enhance that same sleep, which is very important for the consolidation of memories.

"Technological plague" with effects on the sleep of the Portuguese

The company's bet on the sleep area is not now, nor the partnership with APS, at a time when the president of the Association guarantees that the overwhelming majority of Portuguese people sleep less than seven hours, in addition to the reality of children and adolescents. At the event, the pulmonologist also warned of the consequences of what he says is an "electronic plague", including those related to blue LED lights, which are frequent on smartphones and tablets, for example, and which have an impact on sleep.

This year, and due to the Coronavirus, the annual APS campaign for World Sleep Day will not take place at events, leading the Association to bet on advertising. Although the Portuguese reality regarding average hours of sleep is among the worst in Europe, Paula Pinto, coordinator of the University of Sleep and Ventilation at the Centro Hospitalar Universitrio Lisboa Norte, warns that the approximately 100 diseases in this field are curable, if they are diagnosed in time.

To show how good sleep habits can help improve professional and personal life, the Bons Sonhos initiative had the help of the athleteSusana Costa, who had difficulty falling asleep since she was very young. But now, and after having changed his lifestyle, he guarantees that he has noticed the evident positive changes in his quality of life, including more energy.