While weight loss may not “cure” other health conditions like sleep apnea, healthy weight loss and management can lead to better sleep, ease of mobility, higher energy levels, a more positive mood, and less pain and discomfort.
This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how sleep health has a defining influence on the development and progression of pulmonary hypertension (PH). In order to understand how sleep health influences PH, first you need to understand just what PH is.
When women become hypertensive, they run the risk of having strokes, heart attacks, or developing heart disease or heart arrhythmias, as well as other conditions related to pregnancy, such as preeclampsia. … Certain sleep problems can aggravate preexisting hypertension and may even lead to its development, such as circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), primary snoring, restless leg syndrome (RLS), shift work disorder, and sleep deprivation by any cause.
The institutionalization of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the US 1942—a federal mandate in which citizens are required to reset their clocks one hour in advance on a preselected day in the spring (usually in March)—originated in order for us to make more productive use of daylight and so that we could conserve energy. These…