Interrupted sleep causes many serious complications, including some up to the point of death, so it must be avoided in order to protect yourself from these sudden illnesses, according to a report published on the Express website, and sleep apnea is one of the dangerous conditions that occur to you during sleep and then you stop breathing For 10 seconds or more and may occur at least 5 times per hour during sleep, and this condition may progress to cause Heart attacks That happens when the artery that supplies your heart with blood and oxygen gets blocked, and that’s where you develop a blood clot.
The report emphasized that sleep apnea leads to a decrease in oxygen levels and a change in pressure in the chest when the upper airway is closed, which puts pressure on the heart mechanically, increases inflammation and causes unhealthy changes in the blood vessels as well.
How disrupted sleep affects heart health
Experts emphasized that good sleep is good for the heart, so those who do not sleep adequately are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, in addition to other factors such as age, weight and smoking.
Researchers found that sleeping too little causes disruptions to underlying health conditions and biological processes such as glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea (which causes them to wake up repeatedly throughout the night) are often at risk from heart health..
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, sleep apnea affects millions of people around the world, and its symptoms are as follows:
1. Sleepiness during the day
3. Sleepiness while driving
4. Shortness of breath
5. Waking up a lot to urinate for no apparent reason
6. Chest pain while sleeping.