High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a medical condition in which the pressure in the arteries is consistently elevated. While no symptoms may be present, hypertension is a risk factor for most cardiovascular diseases.
Sleep apnea has been shown to increase risk for high blood pressure. Research also shows that high blood pressure, often referred to as the “silent killer,” can cause sleep apnea or worsen breathing in patients already affected by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and high blood pressure have both been linked to significantly increased risk for serious complications, such as stroke and heart attack.