Some drugs can worsen obstructive sleep apnea
Some drugs can worsen obstructive sleep apnea.
About 4% of men and 2% of women in Canada have obstructive sleep apnea due to blockage of the airway while sleeping. It's most common in overweight men...especially if they have a large neck.
This obstruction lowers blood oxygen levels and triggers an INCREASE in blood pressure and heart rate. That's why sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.