Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the most common. Symptoms include snoring, daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and high blood pressure. OSA occurs when the throat muscles relax too much to keep the airway open. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million adults in the…

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