Health News: Blood and Sleep: Connections

Seven in 10 people with type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea—and decreased sleep quality equals worsening glucose control. Four in 10 people with hypertension have sleep apnea, including 80 percent of people who do not respond to hypertensive medications. Sleep apnea treatment has been proven to decrease blood pressure, so if you’re diabetic or have hypertension, get tested for apnea!