A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, (April 12, 2000 issue) found that those who suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnea were at increased risk of having high blood pressure. The results of the study showed that people with more than 30 pauses in breathing per hour of sleep were more than twice as likely to suffer from high blood pressure than those with no breathing pauses. An increased risk of high blood pressure was found even at moderate levels of sleep apnea.
Often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy
during the daytime?
Have or are you being treated for high
Sleep Disordered Breathing Risks
High blood pressure
Excessive daytime sleepiness
What People Are Saying
"I just had a free 1-hour consultation with Dr. Silverman and was really blown away. She was so incredibly knowledgable about sleep apnea -- far more than the doctors I had been to. She said she could tell that I would likely have apnea just from looking at me (even though I'm thin and a woman) because I have a very small mouth and a normal-sized tongue and tissues." - Robyn H. Berkeley, CA