More news on the positive effects of treating sleep-disordered breathing with CPAP.
Why Sleep Apnea Testing is Critical and Recommended for all Hypertensive Patients
Dr. Daniel Gottlieb of Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders summarizes the following in the latest 'HeartBEAT Study' published in The New England Journal of Medicine:
"The effect of CPAP on blood pressure in this study is important for both physicians and their patients. Previous studies have demonstrated that a decrease in blood pressure of this magnitude is associated with up to a 20% reduction in mortality from stroke and a 15% reduction in cardiovascular mortality."
GO HERE to read more on the HeartBEAT study and how treating sleep apnea with CPAP can reduced blood pressure and mortality.
Concerned about your own high blood pressure? If you or someone you care about snores or is tired and fatigued during the day, sleep-disordered breathing (and sleep apnea) may be a serious risk. Get your sleep tested today by SleepSomatics, a professionally credentialed and accredited sleep test center located in Austin since 1999. Call 512.323.9253.