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Not Enough Oxygen May Hurt Your Heart
Not getting enough oxygen during sleep can cause problems. This is the situation for many untreated sleep apnea patients. And one of those problems could affect the heart.
Poor Sleep May Trigger Heart Attacks
For heart attack patients, getting post-traumatic stress disorder is fairly common. Those with PTSD are also likely to have another cardiac event, and sleep troubles may play a role.
Sedatives Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack
After a first heart attack, patients may find they are in need of sedatives to cope with anxiety or to help them sleep. Such sedatives may actually be associated with an increased risk of another heart attack within the initial year.
Goldilocks Sleep Best for Heart
If you're feeling sleepy or irritable during the day, you may not be getting enough sleep. And not enough sleep could mean you're at higher risk for a range of heart problems.
Good Sleep is Good for the Heart
Treating sleep apnea does more than ensure you get enough good quality sleep. It might also help protect you from getting a heart attack.
Good Sleep Helps Keep a Heart Healthy
Obstructive sleep apnea is already known to increase the risk of cardiovascular problems in men, but women appear to be at risk of heart attack if they have sleep apnea as well.
Sleepless Nights May Increase Heart Risk
Sleepless nights may be doing more than leaving you fatigued the next day. They might also be increasing your risk of suffering a heart attack.