Simple Sleep Health Management for Cardiology
Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening sleep-related breathing disorder that is often linked with loud, heavy snorers.
The more common form of sleep apnea is triggered by an obstruction in the upper airway (OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea), which decreases the amount of inhaled air, collapsing the tissue in the back of the throat, and disrupting sleep. People with OSA snore and repeatedly experience brief interruptions of breathing (apnea) during sleep. This may occur hundreds of times during sleep, which deprives the brain and other vital organs of life-sustaining oxygen.
There is a clear link between sleep apnea and cardiovascular problems. It’s possible that the constant fluctuation in blood oxygen levels caused by sleep apnea may contribute to arterial inflammation, blood flow obstruction, insulin resistance, and, increased hypertension and cardiovascular-related events.