Sleep Apnea can Lead to Cardiac Arrest

Sleep Apnea can Lead to Cardiac ArrestThe researchers of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology have claimed that a sudden cardiac arrest is a serious condition when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

Owing to its occurrence at any hour of the day, it is studied to be the leading cause of death among males and females in India.

Sleep Apnea refers to a disease in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or longer than that for at least five times in an hour of sleep. The patient would typically snore, choke or gasp during sleep, and will wake up drowsy.

Although, snoring is very common, one must be aware of excessive snoring while sleeping, as it can pose serious a serious health problems, which can result in severe complications if not treated on time.

According to a study, it is also seen that people suffering from sleep apnea are the patients of hypertension too. Or they have a chance to develop it in the near future.

When a person develops sleep apnea, his sleep gets disturbed and for short intervals the body does not receive any oxygen and the carbon dioxide levels in the blood go up. This can further lead to a weak heart and cardiac arrest.

This can even affect the hormones, which can further lead to insulin abnormalities or diabetes.