Hypertension | Symptoms of an Obstructed Airway
Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure?
During these sleep apneic episodes your body believes it is in danger, pushing it into a fight or flight response. This causes your body to wake, and also increases your heart rate and blood pressure. This response multiple times per night, night after night, keeps your blood pressure and heart rate elevated and over time leads to hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension commonly leads to further cardiovascular problems such as heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, wake frequently throughout the night, or if your bed partner complains of your snoring or notices you stop breathing in your sleep, you may suffer from Sleep Apnea. At the Breathing and Sleep Center of Colorado Springs we offer a home sleep test to officially diagnose your sleep apnea. Contact us today to schedule your patient consultation and start your journey to a better night’s sleep.