Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Disease or Death

Researchers have put forth the effect of obstructive sleep apnea in men under the age of 70. Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is said to augment the threat of coronary heart disease or death by 68% in men under the age of 70, but the same does not imply to men above 70 years of age and women.

Previously too, night-time breathing disorder, according to the study, was found to increase the risk of death, which generally included a small group of hospitalized patients.

Termed as the largest study till date, this new research was reported in circulation.

Lasting for almost 10 seconds, obstructive sleep apnea was noticeable, with the recurrent collapse of the airway during sleep making it hard for victims to breathe.

Those with a rigorous form of the disorder have at least 30 commotions per hour. These disruptions not only impede with sleep, leaving the victim abnormally tired the next day, but also lessen the amount of oxygen in the blood, which can harm the function of internal organs.

An estimated, 24% of adult men and 9% of adult women are suffering from it. The most familiar treatment is incessant positive airway pressure, or CPAP, in which a tiny device forces air through a mask into the airway, avoiding apnea. Many patients, however, do not like to wear the devices.