Hypertension and sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea and hypertension mainly affects overweight men, aged between 40 and 60. Symptoms of this illness include loud, irregular snoring with phased respiratory arrest, morning headaches, fatigue, exhaustion, and nocturnal hypertension.

Through short respiratory arrest during sleep, the oxygen content in the blood decreases greatly. This can lead to the heart and brain no longer being adequately supplied with oxygen. As an alarm reaction   of the body, increased hormones are released that stimulate the circulation. As a consequence, the blood vessels constrict themselves, resulting in large rises of the nocturnal systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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