High blood pressure can be a warning sign of sleep apnea!  

Last updated:
February 1, 2023

High blood pressure is a ubiquitous condition - almost everyone knows someone who is affected. Why this is now, among many other diseases, also associated with Sleep apnea you can find out here. 

Short and sweet:

  • Numerous studies have now shown the connection between high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
  • Round 30%-50% of high blood pressure patients have sleep apnea and about 30-70% of all sleep apnea patients have high blood pressure
  • The context for this appears to be the Increased stress levels and the associated activation of the sympathetic nervous system or "flight-or-fight" system.
  • Drug treatment of high blood pressure appears to have little effect on the severity of sleep apnea. 
  • Conversely, it has often been shown that Proper treatment of sleep apnea can lower blood pressurein some patients even very strongly. 

High blood pressure and sleep apnea are closely related. If you have high blood pressure, it is worth taking a closer look at the subject of sleep and snoring.

The app Snorefox offers a simple way to create a Perform sleep apnea risk analysis yourself at home. Unlike blood pressure measurement, you don't need another device for this, as Snorefox uses your smartphone's internal microphone and detects whether you have sleep apnoea based on your breathing patterns.

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