Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
On-line version ISSN 1561-3194
GONZALEZ PEREZ, Surama et al. Sleeping Disorders associated to High Blood Pressure. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 90-99. ISSN 1561-3194.
A cross-sectional study was aimed at establishing the relationship between the sleeping disorders and the high blood pressure. The sample was comprised of the total of hypertensive patients attending to three medical offices belonging to"Turcios Lima" Teaching Policlinic in Pinar del Rio municipality between January- December 2006. A survey was applied for compiling the data related to the most frequent sleeping disorders in patients .The statistical method of the hypothesis testing of comparison of proportions was used with significant levels up 1%.It was obtained a high percentage of patients with sleeping disorders (81, 07) being insomnia and snore the most frequent disorders presented, a third of patients had subjective symptoms of obstructive sleeping apnea and the half of patients used sleeping drugs.
Keywords : High blood pressure; sleeping disorders; circadian cycle sleeping-vigil; sleeping apnea; hypersomnia; insomnia.