A good night’s sleep is relaxing and recharging and can, therefore, tackle many diseases, including high blood pressure. However, we will not be discussing sleep in this article. There is something else that happens in your sleep that directly causes high blood pressure. And by fixing this one thing naturally, your blood pressure will automatically return to a healthy level. Even if nothing else has worked in the past.
Up to 30% of people with high blood pressure do not respond to blood pressure medications (even if 3 or 4 types are used) or other traditional “cures” for high blood pressure. At the same time, about 20% of the population has some level of sleep apnea. It is a disease where a person’s breathing passages close up, and they suffocate for a few seconds until the body catches its breath again. This can repeat itself several hundred times during the night. Most people suffering from sleep apnea don’t even know about it. They may just think they had a bad night. Traditional symptoms include daytime tiredness, waking up sluggish, and increased body weight. Loud snoring is very often associated with sleep apnea but not always. Researchers from Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, therefore, thought it was possible that sleep apnea was one of the main causes of persistent high blood pressure.
A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is the most common way to treat sleep apnea. It ensures that patient’s breathing passages do not close, and they get enough oxygen throughout the night. In their study, the researchers looked at blood pressure numbers from more than 300 patients with resistant, high blood pressure. On the average, their systolic blood pressure went down by more than 7 points and their diastolic blood pressure decreased by almost 5 points when they began using a CPAP machine.
This was after all medications had failed.
If you have high blood pressure that just doesn’t go down, and especially if you often wake up tired, it’s a good idea to stop by your nearest sleep center and have yourself tested for sleep apnea.
There is, however, one more problem:
Even though CPAP machines are very safe and effective in treating sleep apnea, many people feel that using a big mask and machine throughout the night is inconvenient. Some even pull the mask off while sleeping. Therefore, the machine is often not used, and this dangerous disease goes untreated.
However, there is another way to treat sleep apnea.
Years ago, I developed a set of simple, easy stop-snoring exercises. These exercises open up and strengthen the breathing passages. Besides stopping snoring, thousands of readers have reported amazing results for sleep apnea.
You can learn more about (and test drive) these easy 3-minute snoring/ sleep apnea exercises here…
For high blood pressure, I always recommend these easy, blood pressure exercises, guaranteed to lower your blood pressure below 120/80 – starting today…