Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeat

On May 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, new research finds. Researchers say that OSA could increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Lead author Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska, Ph.D., of the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues came to their…

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

On November 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Poor sleep – even if you don’t have sleep apnea – may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat. In addition, getting less rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep may also be linked to higher atrial fibrillation risks. Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks…