Sleep Disorders

Neurological sleep disorders linked to blood pressure and heart disease

Doctors have known for years that sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, but neurological sleep problems like restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and teeth-grinding may also pose similar cardiovascular risks.

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How does sleep apnea affect your heart?

Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea — but for those who do have it, the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke is real.

Disfrute de su siesta, pero tenga en cuenta las ventajas y desventajas

You could read this story now. Or you could take a nap first, and perhaps tackle it feeling more alert and refreshed.

Health-wise, is that a good idea?

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s sleep disorders educational content.

Recursos para profesionales del cuidado de la salud

Sleep Duration and Quality: Impact on Lifestyle Behaviors and Cardiometabolic Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association