01 Mar

More bad news about sleep apnea

There’s no surprise here, but SLEEP has published another study linking obstructive sleep apnea with cardiovascular disease (via medicalnewstoday.com):

“There is abundant physiologic evidence implicating OSA in perpetuating, if not inticing, heart failure. In addition to their association with systemic hypertension, OSA-related stressors, including hypoxemia, increased sympathetic drive, acute surges in blood pressure, and mechanical effects of intrathoracic pressure swings, have varying effects on myocardial oxygen supply and demand, particularly in the already compromised heart,”

All I can say is: HOLY SHIT! It’s not like I’m not headed towards major cardiovascular problems as it is, because of my weight and lifestyle. But my battle with sleep apnea is going to make things worse? That’s some bad, bad news!

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