Sleep apnea and high blood pressure
Medical researchers now agree that sleep apnea can cause or worsen high blood pressure.
The higher the blood pressure, the higher the risk of sleep disturbances and sleep apnea at night. The reverse is also true: sleep apnea can at least promote high blood pressure.
Every second person over the age of 55 is affected by high blood pressure and around 30% of them suffer from nocturnal pauses in breathing (obstructive sleep apnea).
If left untreated, there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Since the body cannot rest even at night with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension), many of those affected also suffer from sleep disorders. The effects manifest themselves, among other things, in the form of daytime sleepiness, increased irritability and a lack of concentration.
If you have high blood pressure that requires treatment, you should have your sleep apnea risk checked. Treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea is effective and uncomplicated with the SomnoDent® sleep apnea splint.
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Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Association of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders Germany .
“Having suffered jaw and tooth pain over several months and following several appointments with my GP and regular dentist to no avail, I asked April (dentist) if she could give me a second opinion. After careful consultation April suggested that sleep apnoea and teeth grinding might be behind the issues and recommended a Somnomed device to wear at night. It is now just under a week since I started using the device and the effects have been fantastic. I can now get a nights sleep, the pain has almost gone! Thank you April for taking so much care to get to the bottom of things, your help has made such a difference.”