Treating Sleep Apnea Reverses Metabolic Syndrome and Lowers Blood Pressure
Sleep Apnea, the #1 evaluated and diagnosed disorder in sleep clinics, causes both disturbed sleep and impaired daytime alertness. It is also linked in an intimate and causative relationship with high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke, among other chronic health conditions.
Metabolic Syndrome is a dangerous and increasingly prevalent epidemic that includes the combination of Type 2 Diabetes (insulin resistance), Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and midline (abdominal) obesity. Repeated data have established that Sleep Apnea causes the Metabolic Syndrome; more recent data have proven that treatment of Sleep Apnea actually reverses the Metabolic Syndrome.