Very sleepy during the day? Your blood pressure can be a problem

Although drowsiness and fatigue are not typical symptoms of hypertension, they are all the more prevalent in sleep apnea.

From Dr. Judit Kapocsi, a From a high blood pressure specialist at a thrombosis center you can learn how sleep apnea is related to hypertension and how to help with the problem.

Although drowsiness and fatigue are not typical symptoms of hypertension, they are all the more prevalent in sleep apnea. Dr. Judit Kapocsi You can find out from a teacher who specializes in hypertension at a thrombosis center how sleep apnea is associated with hypertension and how to help with the problem.

Relationships between chronic fatigue and gynecological diseases

Sleep apnea in the background of constant fatigue

It happens to everyone sometimes that you wake up tired even after 7-8 hours of sleep, and this accompanies you throughout your day. This is most often caused by psychological causes, but if this condition persists, it can easily be caused by so-called sleep apnea. It is a type of sleep disorder in which the patient experiences shortness of breath as the pharyngeal muscles relax and the tongue slips backwards. The person himself is often not alarmed by the difficulty of breathing, but the person next to him will be alert to snoring and sudden snoring as a result of the problem. This can be repeated several times during the night, so the patient’s sleep will not be satisfactory, resulting in severe fatigue during the day. – explains dr. Teacher Judit Kapocsi, a specialist in hypertension at the Thrombosis Center.

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Typical symptoms of sleep apnea

  • snoring
  • morning dry mouth
  • shortness of breath at night
  • daytime fatigue
  • impaired concentration

It can also lead to high blood pressure

Inadequate sleep affects the functioning of the entire body, so sleep apnea can lead to a myriad of problems. One of the most common of these is high blood pressure, as blood pressure during sleep is normally 10 to 20 percent lower. may decreasehowever, if respiratory failure occurs, the activity of the sympathetic system increases and more adrenaline enters the bloodstream, which raises blood pressure. Moreover, studies show that this “surge” persists even in the waking state, so that blood pressure cannot return to normal.

Prolonged fatigue can be a warning sign

Although fatigue is not associated with illness by many, it is worth exploring the root of the problem if you make the days persistent! What you can do as soon as possible is to measure your blood pressure at home, and if it shows a high value, you may want to sleep apnea plays a role in his inability to relax. The diagnosis is now easy to set up in well-equipped sleep labs. If the disease is confirmed, it is necessary to treat both sleep disturbance and hypertension (with medication and lifestyle changes), as without proper therapy there is a significant increase in the risk of heart attack or stroke.


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