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How sleep deprivation affects your heart

Researchers understand that sleeping too little causes disruptions in underlying health conditions and biological processes like glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation.

Patients with sleep apnea (which causes them to wake frequently throughout the night) often have compromised heart health. This is because without long, deep periods of rest, certain chemicals are activated that keep the body from achieving extended periods in which heart rate and blood pressure are lowered. Over time, this can lead to higher blood pressure and a greater chance of cardiovascular problems. Poor sleeping (as a result of changing work schedules or poor sleep habits, for example) can put you at risk as well.

Call us today explore how our caregivers can help achieve a good daily schedule with meals, exercise, outings and activities.
 

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