Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

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Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

By Eugena Brooks February is not just for celebrating Black History and valentines. February is also heart health awareness month. These days the average person

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Acid reflux and sleep disorders: Both can be hidden

It makes sense to consult a doctor if you struggle with long-term and ongoing problems with heartburn (more than once a week, worsening, or continuous over time). This is especially if you have experienced sleep problems (diagnosed or not) or any of the silent symptoms listed above. Acid reflux, for instance, could be the reason you have problems with insomnia.

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Your weight matters: obesity and sleep apnea

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.

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Did you know… about sleep & pulmonary hypertension?

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.

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When sleep apnea and COPD meet: Overlap Syndrome

Those with COPD struggle to maintain a healthy balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in their bloodstream during the day. If they also have OSA, this sleep breathing disorder kicks in as soon as they fall asleep, leading to further stresses to their blood chemistry. While the rest of us rely on that nighttime period of consolidated sleep to maintain health and well being, and to recover from the stresses placed on our
systems by chronic illness, those with Overlap Syndrome never catch a break. This explains the term “overlap syndrome.” It’s a way to reference the never-ending challenges of breathing for those suffering from both COPD and OSA.

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