Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part Two
Sleep apnea is a condition when one stops breathing during sleep. The duration of the stoppage can last up to one minute or longer. And it adds up even more over the course of an entire night, which is incredibly dangerous. How dangerous? Let’s look at some sleep apnea facts. And we’ll start with a related physiological link to explain.
In the previous post, we discussed The Cardiovascular System and what the statistics revealed.
Today, we will cover the Circulatory System and how it is affected by sleep apnea, specifically Hypertension.
Hypertension (i.e. High Blood Pressure)
- Studies have shown that sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for hypertension (a.k.a high blood pressure).
- 30-83% of patients with Hypertension have sleep apnea
- 43% of patients with mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea and 69% of patients with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea have hypertension.
- The American Heart Association guidelines on drug-resistant hypertension have shown that treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP is likely to improve blood pressure control.
Clearly, the statistical picture looks grim. However, there are options to control Sleep Apnea, SDB and Hypertension.
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This is the second installment of a four-part series.
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(The above statistics are supported by a complete list of references at Resmed.com.)
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