When a man is sleeping, Especially when you sleep soundly, The muscles of the whole body relax, The throat muscles will also relax, While breathing, Air entering and leaving the respiratory tract will cause vibration, Sometimes there will be bursts of [whirring-whirring-] sounds, It’s called snoring, Some people snore like thunder when they sleep, However, after a burst of thunder, it suddenly stopped. The people nearby felt as if he had stopped panting. After a good time, it started again. The whole night was followed by snoring-apnea-snoring again. Doctors called this phenomenon “sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome”.
Maybe you don’t think this minor problem is a big problem and harmless. In fact, it may be the root of your poor hypertension control!
The consequence of sleep [apnea] [hypopnea] is lack of oxygen. It seems that you have slept for a long time, but in fact these sleeps are of low quality. When you get up in the morning, you will feel dizzy, headache, slow response, fatigue and drowsiness when you work during the day. After a long time, you may have memory loss, anxiety, irritability and other manifestations.
In addition to these, long-term hypoxia can also cause vascular diseases. 45% ~ 48% of friends of patients with sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome complicated with hypertension. Some hypertension patients have poor long-term blood pressure control. After correcting the problem of snoring during sleep, blood pressure is also controlled.
In addition, hypoxia can also lead to obesity, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, and the risk of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular accident in this population is much higher than that in the general population.
Who needs to pay special attention to snoring? In short, it is fatter patients, especially hypertension patients with short and thick necks and no chin.
Obesity and snoring are simply a pair of good brothers working hand in hand. Snoring can lead to obesity, which in turn aggravates snoring, thus causing hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
How can it be improved?
1. The most important thing is to lose weight.
In addition to controlling diet, don’t eat too much at every meal, but also keep a certain amount of exercise.
Do aerobic exercises such as jogging, aerobics and swimming for half an hour every day. If conditions permit, low-intensity strength training can be carried out under the guidance of professional fitness coaches. Although the effect of burning fat in strength training is poor, it is very beneficial to improve body shape and control blood pressure in the long run.
Many patients worry about the effect of excessive exercise on blood pressure. Here’s a simple way to maintain the right intensity: When you exercise, you can talk to the people around you without gasping for words. This intensity is very appropriate.
2. Develop good sleep habits.
I believe everyone also has experience, especially tired, or after drinking, sleep is more likely to appear snoring. Therefore, avoid overwork during the day, don’t drink before going to bed, especially don’t get drunk, for relieving snoring symptoms also has a good effect. In addition, take the posture of sleeping on the side, also has certain effects.
3. Home ventilator therapy.
This is a simple ventilator that can be used at home. It can generate certain pressure and actively blow air into the respiratory tract of patients when inhaling. It can well improve the hypoxia during sleep and is a very effective treatment.
Blood pressure control is a comprehensive problem and cannot rely solely on antihypertensive drugs. All aspects of life may affect blood pressure.
If you have snoring problems and your blood pressure cannot always drop, it is recommended that you go to the hospital for a breathing and sleep monitoring to see if this harmless minor problem causes your blood pressure to remain high.
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