Sleep Apnea and Hypertension Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks Malibu Westlake Village Ronald Popper
When a patient stops breathing, the oxygen level drops. In an effort to increase oxygen levels, blood vessels constrict, thereby increasing blood pressure and blood flow and oxygen to the brain and the heart. In addition, when a sudden arousal from sleep occurs, there is a release of adrenaline and other mediators that, over time, will narrow and stiffen blood vessels
thus leading to high blood pressure. Successfully treating obstructivesleep apnea can reverse these changes and result in lowering the blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure and a sleep disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, the two conditions may be related. Hello, I'm Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching.
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Welcome to DrAxe . I'm Axe. Today Iwant to talk to you about something I came across here, an article I was reading recentlyon how, if you don't get enough sleep, or get good quality sleep, it can actually takeyears off of your life. Now sometimes I'll bring up how important sleep is and it's oneof the first things people tend to write off and say, quot;Well, I'm going to try and do otherthingsquot; or quot;We don't worry about itquot; but sleep is a really big deal. In fact listen to thisrecent medical study. In the Journal of Occupation and EnvironmentalMedicine, they did a study on over 18,000 women. And they found women who work the nightshift versus women who work the day shift,
have four times more cancer. Four times moreincidences of breast cancer if someone's working the night shift. Now this is important. Iknow for some of us, we can't get around what our hours are at work, but again this is animportant thing to recognize that your sleep cycle is so important for your longterm healthand for your life span. And specifically the people that came to mindand people they mentioned this article, were nurses who had to work the night shift. Iknow there is a lot of police officers who their schedule is always changing or in generalpeople working in factories and having to work the night shift. It can be a big problemfor your health. And I want to give you some
solutions for how to still get some good nightsleep and then if you're not sleeping well, some things you really need to start doing.First off, hey if your job is working the night shift, do your best to try and switchyour shift or get during the day time. Now that maybe a one or two year process of tryingto make that happen but do your best to get to that point. If you can't get to that point,what I recommend you do is, no matter what, get eight hours of solid sleep. So if yougo to bed at 4 a.m., sleep till noon. Again do your very, very best to get eight hoursstraight. Get in a cold dark room and do your best to get that eight hours straight.That is so, so important for getting your
body healthy. You know our body really iscreated to really fluctuate what you want to call circadian rhythm. So circadian rhythmshave to do when the sun sets and it rises. But your brain and your hormones and eventhe way your liver detoxes, it's based on light and darkness. And so again, you wantto make sure when you're sleeping, is in a dark place even if it's in the middle of theday. Now, a few other things that are importantwhen it comes to sleep. By the way let me say how much sleep is important to get. Sevento nine hours every single night is how much sleep you should be getting every night. Sevento nine hours. And actually I saw a recent
study where they said, when they looked atpeople living in 1910 versus 2010, so about 100 year difference people back in 1910 gotan average of an hour and a half more of sleep every single night. They averaged closer toeight and a half. Most Americans today average about seven hours or less of sleep a night.Another medical journal said if you sleep less than seven hours of sleep at night, yourchance of getting sick with a cold, a flu or another health problem, triples. So again,sleep is important. Here is my top sleeping tips. Number one,like I mentioned earlier, you want to make sure that your sleeping environment is dark,and it's a cold environment. Number two, try
to go to bed at the same time every night.So go to bed at 10 p.m. waking up at 6 a.m. So you get 8 hours of solid sleep at night.And I know it may not be perfect every night, but doing your very best to get in that rhythmof going to bed and waking up at the same time, that's important.Also nutritionally, do not eat a bunch of carbohydrates before you go to bed. Sugars,grains, pastas, rices, even beans and fruit. Lower your carbohydrate consumption beforeyou go to bed. That's why I suggest for dinner doing organic vegetables, nuts and seeds andorganic meat. So, organic meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Those are the things you shouldeat before dinner. Not a lot of other stuff.