Is your sleep apnea to blame for your nighttime urination or heartburn?
- on September 11, 2022
- Categories: Sleep & Health
Frequent nighttime urination (nocturia) is common in those with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The cause is thought related to an absence of the normal dip in blood pressure during sleep for those with OSA and/or due to an elevated blood level of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). ANP instructs the kidneys to make urine.
CPAP appears to be an effective treatment for nocturia associated with OSA.
And, how is heartburn associated with OSA?
Well, peak gastrin secretion occurs at 10-11 PM. Gastrin is a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric acid. It is thought to be your last effort to sterilize your stomach before sleep.
Esophageal reflux (experienced as heartburn) is common with untreated OSA. Treatment of OSA alleviates reflux.
Obstructive sleep apnea has correlations with:
Sudden cardiac death
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