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Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: Cause and Effect?

Posted December 19, 2018 by Premier Sleep Associates in sleep apnea, high blood pressure

There's an abundance of studies that suggest sleep apnea and high blood pressure are connected and dangerous together. Around 25 million individuals in the U.S. have sleep apnea, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your breathing is interrupted briefly and repeatedly while you sleep. It's been found to increase your risk for high blood pressure.

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