Free Brochure: Pulmonary Hypertension & Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts while one is asleep. The most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring, brief episodes of stopped breathing noted by a bed partner, abruptly waking up with choking or snorting, waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat, morning headache, excessive daytime sleepiness, attention problems and feeling tired during the day.

Pulmonary pressure often worsens during sleep; therefore, mild-to-moderate PH is a common complication of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea-associated PH is usually mild to moderate, and often effective treatment of sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can significantly help improve pulmonary pressures. Once a doctor and patient have established an effective medical approach and treatment plan, many patients show significant improvement.

Download the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s free patient brochure to learn more about PH risks and treatment options.

This information is part of the PHA Associated Diseases Outreach and Engagement program, supported by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.