Which aspects of breathing during sleep influence the overnight fall of blood pressure in a community population?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes recurrent rises in blood pressure during sleep, and recent community surveys have suggested a link between mild OSA and diurnal hypertension. The fact that OSA and hypertension share some risk factors, as well as problems accurately quantifying OSA severity, have diluted the power of such studies. This study… (More)

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