- Up to 83% of people with heart disease also have sleep apnea.
- Sleep deprivation is also linked to a higher risk of heart disease.
apnea may experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times per hour or more during sleep. One in five adults suffers from at least mild case of sleep apnea, and it tends to affect more men than women. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea in which weight on the upper chest and neck contributes to blocking the flow of air leading to frequent wakefulness.
- Get regular exercise of up to 30 minutes per day. However, avoid exercising right before bed.
- Limit your alcohol consumption as much as you can, too much alcohol interferes with sleep.
- Avoid caffeine before bed.
- Develop a pre-bedtime routine such as taking a warm bath, dimming the lights or having some herbal tea.