Studies have shown that there is strong evidence for a link between Sleep Apnea and Hypertension. Your snoring could be putting a great strain on your cardiovascular system.
“Your snoring could be putting a great strain on your cardiovascular system.”
The prevalence of Snoring and Sleep Apnea among individuals with High Blood Pressure is close to 40% and jumps to over 80% among individuals with Drug-Resistant Hypertension (requiring two or more anti-hypertensive medications).
Researchers have shown a strong relationship between the severity of Sleep Apnea and the incidence of new hypertension that cannot be explained by other risk factors, such as age, gender, or Body Mass Index (BMI). This indicates that individuals with a history of habitual snoring with frequent pauses in their breathing, and waking up gasping for air throughout the night, are at a significantly greater risk of developing hypertension.