May is High Blood Pressure Awareness week.
Javier Nieto, MD, associate professor, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health said, “The connection [to Sleep Apnea] is important because high blood pressure can lead to serious adverse health consequences, including heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.”
In a study involving more than 6,000 adult men and women age 40 or older, he presence of sleep apnea was detected using polysomnography, which simultaneously records brain waves, heart waves, blood oxygen levels, and breathing rate while a person sleeps.
High Blood pressure? Salt is the killer.