Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How is your sleep?



Severity of sleep apnea impacts risk of resistant high blood pressure

Date:
August 14, 2014
Source:
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Summary:
A strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications has been made by researchers. "High blood pressure that is resistant to treatment with medications is a strong warning sign for the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that increases the risk for heart disease and stroke," said one expert.