Sleep Apnea and Blood Pressure
Timeless Fitness Tip
Sleep apnea - a disorder in which people repeatedly stop breathing while they are asleep - may be an underlying cause of high blood pressure and heart disease.
People with sleep apnea often snore loudly and they stop breathing many times a night (without ever waking up completely). Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring and gasping.
These episodes can strain the cardiovascular system and eventually result in high blood pressure and leave one feeling tired and exhausted all the time.
People with normal blood pressure who have sleep apnea are more likely to develop high blood pressure within four years.
To reduce episodes of sleep apnea, those afflicted can wear a mask connected to a machine that delivers a constant stream of air into their nose while they sleep.
There is also the Snorepin . The smarter solution against snoring and sleep apnea (advanced design saves your lungs). Little slits on the surface let your nosehair catch airborne particles and prevent them from reaching your lungs. You will sleep much better and healthier:
- Stops Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Reduces Dry Mouth.
- Prevents problems with your partner.
- Better airflow through anatomic conical shape.
- Precurved design for best ease of use.
If you suspect you may have this disorder, please see a physician for confirmation - there is help.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Numerous studies have shown the importance of a good night's sleep in relation to your health, and researchers have also discovered that untreated sleep apnea shrinks the important memory regions of the brain.
Researchers who did brain scans on study participants with and without sleep apnea found that mammillary bodies- brain structures responsible for memory storage - were 20 percent smaller in those who suffer from sleep apnea. They believe the reduction in oxygen to the brain during sleep may be responsible for the shrinking mammillary bodies. (Research from Massachusetts General Hospital)
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