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What causes a racing heart and high blood pressure while sleeping?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
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In brief: Not normal

These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with shallow breathing and a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels (hypopnia).
This condition can be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with either an overnight at home sleep test or at a sleep clinic.

In brief: Not normal

These are typical signs of sleep apnea, a condition which involve periods of ten seconds or more without breathing (apnea) and periods of time with shallow breathing and a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels (hypopnia).
This condition can be diagnosed by a sleep specialist with either an overnight at home sleep test or at a sleep clinic.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many causes

Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems if you have high blood pressure, you should be seen by your family practice physician.

In brief: Many causes

Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems if you have high blood pressure, you should be seen by your family practice physician.
Dr. Michael Dansie
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