Snoring in sleep can also lead to high blood pressure.

In the past, snoring in sleep was always considered as a manifestation of sleep fragrance. Now more and more people realize that snoring in sleep is also a habit that is not conducive to health.

Dr. Clove would like to remind you that people who snore badly will also suffer from hypertension.

Snoring is a disease

Severe snoring is medically called sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome, most of which is obstructive, also known as obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome.

Listen to the name and you will know that what occurs when snoring: the body gets less oxygen. This can lead to autonomic nerve excitation, increased heart rate, increased heart work and systemic vasoconstriction. These changes can not only lead to hypertension, but also cause coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, stroke, etc.

Most importantly, there are still many people who do not realize that snoring during sleep is a problem and do not control it, resulting in poor blood pressure control.

Is hypertension caused by snoring characteristic of what?

    Abnormal changes in blood pressure: normal people are generally low blood pressure at night, but snoring patients are often high blood pressure at night. Drug treatment effect is poor: many patients have changed a variety of drugs, antihypertensive effect is often not good. After sleeping snoring is controlled, it is often possible to reduce medication or stop medication.

Therefore, if your blood pressure has these characteristics, you should pay special attention to whether you snore when you sleep. If you have the conditions, you must go to the hospital for a sleep monitoring.

It’s really hypertension caused by snoring. How to treat it?

Lifestyle changes

    To lose weight; Quit smoking and drinking; Lie on your side when you sleep.

Timely treatment of related diseases

Some diseases can lead to airway obstruction, such as nasal septum deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, tonsil enlargement, tongue fall, etc. These diseases can often effectively improve snoring after otolaryngology treatment.

Positive pressure ventilation

When sleeping, wear a small ventilator to help snoring patients ventilate.

It is considered to be the most effective way to treat obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome at present. Clinical observation found that the blood pressure of most patients with this treatment method has decreased at night and during the day, even to normal, especially for people with refractory hypertension, the effect is better.

Oral appliance

It is suitable for people with mild to moderate snoring, especially those with lower jaw retraction. However, the curative effect still depends on further verification.

Choose appropriate antihypertensive drugs

For hypertensive patients with snoring, ACEI/ARB antihypertensive drugs and CCB antihypertensive drugs are suitable, such as enalapril, valsartan, amlodipine, etc. Click here to view: Common antihypertensive drugs to learn more.

In the process of treatment, blood pressure should be monitored at all times and drugs should be adjusted in time.

If you have these characteristics:

    Obesity. Frequent nasal obstruction or other diseases affecting nasal ventilation. Snoring during sleep, obvious daytime drowsiness, headache and dry mouth in the morning. Intractable or hidden hypertension, morning hypertension, or changes in blood pressure are characterized by high night.

Let your family pay attention to whether you snore when you sleep. If this is the case, it is recommended that you go to the hospital for a breathing and sleep monitoring. Maybe it is really this harmless minor problem and keeps your blood pressure high.