June 01, 2016

Do You Wake Up Feeling Refreshed? High Altitude Breathing Problems When Sleeping

Doing research we learn that our sleep disturbances have a name. At altitude, the reduced oxygen content of the blood induces breathing instability, with periods of deep and rapid breathing alternating with central apnea. This breathing pattern is called high-altitude periodic breathing (PB). It occurs even in healthy persons at altitudes above 6000 ft.   Cuenca Ecuador is 8200'.   HAPB may lead to sleep disturbances with frequent awakenings...Yep, that's us! SOURCE: NCBI

                               
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