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All About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a chronic disorder in which an individual has irregular breathing during sleep.

This breathing irregularity occurs at intraverbals, typically lasting seconds to minutes. Although this habit seems negligible, it prevents an effective, healthy sleep pattern from occurring. This results in extreme daytime fatigue, moodiness, and sometimes, even depression.

Since this condition, that nearly 18 million Americans are projective to have, occurs during sleep, it is extremely tricky to diagnose. Individuals can go a very long time without even realizing they have sleep apnea, and struggle to find the cause of their endless exhaustion. Even doctors have a hard time diagnosing sleep apnea, as there are no physical indicators that one has the condition.

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The Link Between Depression and Coronary Heart Disease

Does being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder put us at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?

Recent clinical studies have shown that there is in fact a correlation between Major Depressive Disorder and Coronary Heart Disease. Those that have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder are at a much higher risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease, accompanied by a higher mortality rate. Research has shown that 15-20% of those who experience a myocardial infarction met the criteria for having Major Depressive Disorder.

The tricky part lies in determining if one condition is a primary trigger for the other.

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