Sleep apnea solutions that lower cardiovascular risks
Devices to treat nighttime breathing problems may help lower blood pressure and reduce the harm to your heart.
Peaceful slumber is often a pipe dream for people with obstructive sleep apnea. More than 25 million Americans have this problem, in which the tongue or throat tissue temporarily blocks the airway during sleep. The resulting pauses in breathing (called apneas) lead to explosive snoring or gasping for breath—sometimes more than 30 times per hour.