Stay Healthy: Risk of Death While Sleeping Could be Reduced - South Arkansas Sun

Getting either too much or too little sleep is linked to a higher risk of death

No clear evidence has been presented that proves the amount of sleep is linked to death while sleeping

Hospitals NHS Trust, explained that the lungs, heart, or brain are the most typical causes of death while sleeping

More complicated cases can also play a role. Sovani shared that he recently lost a young male patient in his late 30s to Pompe Disease

Heart failure and sleep apnea, which causes breathing to start and stop during sleep, are two other conditions that are more likely to worsen at night

People with obstructive sleep apnea, one type of condition, are more than 2.5 times as likely to die suddenly

Other heart conditions, such as arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), can be dangerous if not treated, according to Sovani

Chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, and obesity can all contribute to poor overall health and increase the risk of complications

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