There are more than a few medical researchers who now believe that there may be a connection between sleep apnea and high blood pressure, even if the high blood pressure is being treated with medications. Because so many people suffer from one or the other of these maladies (sleep apnea or high blood pressure), it is a subject worth looking into.
In recent studies, people who suffer with sleep apnea (moderate to severe), and who were also at risk for heart problems and high blood pressure, were studied to see what, if any, effect the apnea had on the individual’s blood pressure. There were 284 participants in the study with the average age being 63. Of these, 61 percent had their blood pressure under control and the rest did not. Those individuals who had severe sleep apnea were found to have 4 times more cases of resistant higher blood pressure than those without apnea. Read More