Smoking damages many parts of the body, but now scientists have discovered for the first time that the habit significantly increases the risk of medical complications in people with sleep apnea.
This first-of-its-kind study, published in a medical journal, found a link between the amount of nicotine in the blood and the duration of sleep deprivation.
People with sleep apnea have frequent shortness of breath during sleep, which increases the risk of many medical complications.
A study by the Australian Heart Research Institute found that an increase in nicotine levels in the blood increases the time it takes for oxygen levels to fall below 90%.
One factor that aggravates sleep apnea is that oxygen levels are reduced by more than 90% during sleep. Research has shown that this means that the risk of oxygen levels decreasing dramatically increases with each cigarette.
“We know that smoking is harmful to the heart and is one of the factors that increases the risk of heart attack,” the researchers said.
He added that although it was known that this habit reduced the amount of oxygen in the blood, smoking was not linked to sleep apnea.
He said that the effects of smoking on the level of oxygen in people suffering from sleep apnea had been proven for the first time. Scientists already know a link between sleep apnea and heart failure, but the cause is not clear, so this research was done to find out.
Researchers say whether or not to admit it, but when the heart muscle stiffens and does not soften properly, it is the most common type of heart failure, and we have almost no treatment options. ۔
They examined the levels of molecules called metabolites in the blood and found that their changes affect the severity of sleep apnea.
This conclusion was drawn after reviewing the data of about three and a half thousand people in the study. The results of this study were published in the medical journal ESC Heart Failure.