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The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

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Several new studies have explored the connection between sleep and heart health. A paper presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology conference reported that middle aged men who slept fewer than five hours per night had twice the risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease over the next two decades than men who slept 7–8 hours per night. For many years, researchers have known that there is an association between interrupted sleep and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The mechanism that causes this increased risk has eluded scientists — until now. Poor Sleep Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Another worrying thing to keep you up at night: new study finds connection between lack of rest and atherosclerosis This research “provides new approaches to identify people at risk before its clinical manifestation and before it is detected by current clinical tests,” said José Ordovás.

Poor sleep may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Researchers assigned “sleep scores” on a scale of zero to five to. Sleeping too little or too much increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death in those with coronary artery disease, suggests a growing body of evidence.

More than one-third (35%) of US adults sleep less than the 7 hours recommended for optimal health, according to a 2017 report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And previous studies suggest poor sleep can cause weight gain and a rise in blood sugar and blood pressure. But over the last six months, four studies were published that link sleep deprivation with inflammation, poor oxygen circulation and atherosclerosis – three significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Insomnia is linked to poor mood, increased use of health care resources, decreased quality of life, and possibly cardiovascular risk factors and disease.

Studies have shown increase in cortisol levels, decreased immunity, and increased markers of sympathetic activity in sleep-deprived healthy subjects and those with chronic insomnia. Current Knowledge/Study Rationale:There is increasing evidence showing that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with cardiovascular disease. However, there is little information on the joint effects of quality and duration of sleep, despite the fact that a comprehensive sleep profile should consist of both.

Sleep Loss and Heart Disease One 2008 study from the University of Chicago found a link between shortened sleep and increased coronary artery calcification (calcium deposits), “a good predictor of. Studies have found that a single night of inadequate sleep in people who have existing hypertension can cause elevated blood pressure throughout the following day. This effect may begin to explain the correlation between poor sleep and cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Multiple studies have documented a relationship between clinical cardiovascular disease and sleep disruption.

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However, several other studies found a relationship between increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleep duration.73,89–92 Ayas et al.,73 in a 2003 study, found increased risk of both fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarction associated with both low and high sleep duration.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Today we know that sleep apnea affects up to 4% of the general population and is a risk factor for aggravation of several vascular diseases such as hypertension, myocardial disease, and stroke, and for ailments such as diabetes.

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Patients with coronary artery disease and obstructive sleep apnea may have an increased cardiac risk due to nocturnal myocardial ischemia triggered by apneaassociated oxygen desaturation.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Patients with sleep apnea have twice the risk of hypertension, three times the risk of coronary artery disease, and a four-fold risk of stroke when compared to national disease prevalence (Chasens, Weaver, & Umlauf, 2003).

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However, several other more recent studies found a relationship between increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleep duration [29, 72, 99, 107– 109].

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from Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Springer New York, 2017

Similarly, recent studies suggest that sleep disturbance may elevate risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke (Irwin et al. 2008), particularly for people with obstructive sleep apnea (Grigg-Damberger 2006).

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from The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need
by Stephanie A. Silberman, Charles M. Morin
New Harbinger Publications, Incorporated, 2009

of obstructive sleep apnea and incident coronary heart disease and heart failure: the sleep heart health study.

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Individuals experiencing obstructive sleep apnea are also at increased risk for developing cardiovascular complications, including hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarctions, and stroke.

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Recent research suggests that sleep apnea increases inflammation, which, in turn, leads to increased cardiovascular risk.

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  • first I had obstructive, and it wasn’t treated correctly because the doc kept telling me the nose spray would shrink the membranes in my nasal cavities and stop me being able to wear the mask, well finally by that time I had put off going to bed for 2 years because a mask made it worse for me to breathe so then 2 years later after I had the operation to treat deviated septum on both sides, I had bad habits and tried to get the right mask and I moved, I moved into another country, and thought I would get an updated sleep study, well they gave me the results of having mild obstructive and central, when 1.5 yrs earlier I had severe on both types after the study was done showing severe. I was angry because the doctor refused to retest even though I barely had enough sleep and the tech wrote on my report that I should have another test, then I found out no t all techs can test for the type of apneas I had. Then to make matters worse, the stupid doc did not do a follow up to see how I was faring with the new test and setting, and……………….never looked at the previous sleep studies that had been done in the other country of about 6 years. And my own PA said, well, sometimes sleep apnea can get better. Well obviously I knew it was mistake, it didn’t get better. And right now because of Covid I can’t have an overnight study done and I went and got some different insurance so that I could use another sleep study place. And they look at my oldest studies and turned the machine up so high that I can’t even wear my mask. So I’m waiting to talk to the sleep doctor, who understand exactly what the last sleep study did when they turned my machine down low as they wrote on my study that I had milk sleep apnea of both central and obstructive. Crazy stuff, crazy. I even went to the complaint place when my results showed mild sleep apnea and they said, nothing, nothing.

  • All I can say is It’s ridiculous that I’m not dead yet. God’s cruel joke. Apnea + neuralgia since 2000. I’m 34. I’m not overweight.

  • I had obstructive sleep apnea (now partially under control). Along with other symptoms, I often woke up with an uncomfortable feeling in my chest. Not pain exactly, but a heavy, dragging, achy discomfort that drained you of energy and enthusiasm.. I now wonder if this was a start of cardiovascular problems.

  • My dad is suffering from sleep apnea, he’s age is 54 and he is an diabetic patient, recently he has gone throw an heart attack 4 months before and after Wich he got plural effusion we did engography and doctor said engoplast was not needed after Wich he is not able to walk ar stand without a support and days before he suffers from kidney problem, all of his body was swelling and creat and urea level was raised in his body we admitted him in an hospital and they brought the creat normal and lost too much excess flued from body however there legs are still sweel. The doctors try to find why he is drowsy all day, then they did sleep test from Wich they suggested that he has a sleep apnea but they also did a Brain MRI in Wich they finded that he also got paralysis attack Wich can be also a reason of sleep apenia, In hospital they used a CPAP machine for him to sleep but after we bought him home we don’t have enough money to buy a machine Wich cost around 50000 rupees. What is the treatment for him please �� suggest and what to do when he goes in sleep apenia. When he goes in sleep apenia he stuck he’s teath together and eyes above and after that he gets normal.

  • Central apnea is hereditary on my dad’s side of the women. My great grandmother died in her sleep at 42. Her daughter, my dad’s mom, died in her sleep in her 40’s A FEW TIMES but received cpr each time by her watchful husband. They put a pacemaker in and she lived into her 70’s. Diagnosed with Cental apne, I stop breathing over 300 times an hour. Insurance only covered obstructed so they renamed my type and gave me a CPAP, with no obstruction it ran the water out and dried my throat so when I swallowed my throat was sticky and sealed shut!! I struggle to unstick my throat as things went dark, CPAP nearly killed me. Still they want to give me CPAP but I refuse to use it. Both my dad and mom’s sides are all dead of strokes and widow-makers. Central apnea is highly UNDER diagnosed and treated. You may even notice you stop breathing during the day… feeling super tired, dozing off… notice… was I breathing… does brief hyperventilating make me feel awake again?? It’s a silent killer!!!! They misdiagnose Central Apnea in infants as SIDS. Review your family history!! Watch your kid’s breath while they sleep, do they stop and restart, softly or with a gasp? Does their stomach jerk when they’ve stopped?? Does YOUR or your mate’s stomach jerk in their sleep, or do gasp or begin to suddenly breath like they just ran?? YOU… are likely the only one who can spot it!!! Causes, fatigue, depression, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, heart problems, problems in school, sooo many things. If you get diagnosed and they say obstructed read the fine typing all over your report to see if you see Central anywhere. I accidentally noticed mine said Central Apnea, so I inquired, not knowing what it meant and they explained the insurance issue as the rewrite reason. Advocate for you and yours!!!! Central is more prevalent that studies show because its not reported, overlooked and too often dismissed as fatigue syndrome when you’re not overweight. My grandmother was overweight but had CENTARAL apnea NOT obstructed.
    Wish you all well.

  • I think I have central apnea/heart condition. Why is the testing so expensive..what are the treatments? I’ve been living with this for 25 years.

  • I felt hopeless for two years. I believed that my sleep problems will be never be treated. Not till a psychological behavioral therapist advised this plan. It aided me find out more on sleeping. And each night, I can now sleep at night in comfort. I like relaxing on my bed all over again.. I discovered this guidebook on Google.. It is Zoey Sυnodoz
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  • So…I’ve noticed something very ominous happening lately. I have friends from a variety of backgrounds, variety of age-ranges….and different levels of health and fitness. And almost all of them have been going in for “sleep studies” and stuff. Just within the past 3 years or so. Not because they think anything is wrong with them, but because their doctors suggest it. The term “sleep apnea” has been popping up so much lately, I am honestly wondering if there’s some kind of conspiracy. Don’t you think this is being OVER-DIAGNOSED? Modern humans have been around for over 200,000 years. Don’t you think we’d have sleep down by now? Sure, our diets and lifestyles have changed, but just because you snore at night, or breathe erratically from time-to-time….doesn’t mean you need to be treated for something. Why are doctors so eager to throw pills at stuff?

  • Excellent video thank you! Another treatment option, however, that I believe was missed is use of a dental appliance to shift the lower jaw forward and thus open the airway. I have begun using such a device (the Silent Nite XL) and it is working well. I no longer wake up gasping for air like before. I had tried CPAP before and absolutely hated it. Note that I am a thin person who regularly exercises, and I’m hopeful this dental appliance will show long term benefits for increasing my energy levels. Thanks again!

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  • Instead of talking about healthy eating habits and exercise they push their CPAP product. Notice how at 7 minutes and 50 seconds he says there’s a ton of ways to help with this but let’s just focus on our machine.

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  • i cant fall to sleep as soon i close my eyes i feel pressure in my heart and my body make me stop breathing at the moment and it doesnt let sleep

  • If this isn’t a good reason to get into shape! Being overweight is the main reason for heart disease as well as apnea. Since I have gained significant weight I have experienced sleep apnea and an increase in high blood pressure. It’s a no brainer that poor diet and exercise has led me here. It’s a wake up call! Thanks for this video

  • What if you already have cardiovascular disease you have hypertension you have had two heart attacks and you wake up like your throat cut off and you can’t breathe you’re gasping for air. that started with me from having acid reflux disease and I don’t have the acid reflux disease as much. What happened to me last night without any sort of acid reflux or indigestion but I can tell you I jumped up out of bed pretty quick.

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