Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Poors sleep quality linked to high blood pressure
This article discusses research demonstrating a link between self-reported poor sleep quality and resistant high blood pressure (HTN) in women. The artcle does not discuss possible causes. I think the common factor may be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a known cause of poor sleep quality and is linked to HTN. Because the research did not ask about OSA, I would guess that many of the women have that condition. Since OSA is treatable, and a reversible contributor to HTN, men and women should talk to their doctor about poor sleep quality.