How Treating Sleep Apnea Could Help Your Heart
For patients with heart failure, sleep apnea can be a real problem. But that might be about to change.
How Seniors' Sleep Patterns Affect the Brain
Older people need sleep just like younger folks. The National Sleep Foundation notes, however, that the elderly are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and that may be a problem.
To Help Your Heart, Treat Your Sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and high blood pressure can be a dangerous combination. But new evidence suggests that treating one condition may have the added benefit of treating the other.
Treating Troubled Sleep to Treat a Troubled Heart
Irregular breathing from sleep apnea has been linked to the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Treating sleep apnea, however, may lower the risk of atrial fibrillation happening again.
Untreated Sleep Apnea Has Risks
The link between obstructive sleep apnea and high blood pressure has been known among doctors for a while. But it may be a stronger link than most realize.
Insomnia Didn't Boost Blood Pressure
Sleep is an important aspect of maintaining good health. So people with insomnia may wonder how their problem affects their health. They may have one less health concern to worry about.
Link Between Sleep Apnea and Stroke Same for Both Genders
Stroke is a risk that comes with having sleep apnea. While certain health disorders may affect men and women differently, sleep apnea may not be one of those disorders.
The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea
Having one health condition can often put someone at risk for another health condition. Such is the case with obstructive sleep apnea, a common but underdiagnosed sleep disorder.
No Sleep Could Put Patients at Risk for Stroke
Insomnia can negatively affect your health in many ways because of the stress that lack of sleep puts on your body. It's possible that this stress could even affect your heart health in a big way.
Sleeplessness Tied to Heart Health
Not getting enough sleep is a common complaint, but a regular lack of sleep can be unhealthy. Being routinely sleep deprived can tax the body, including the heart.