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4 Sleep Problems Related to Heart Failure and 5 Ways to Manage Them

November 6, 2020

From the Everyday Health website

Heart failure may cause you to feel weak and fatigued during the day. But did you know that daytime tiredness might be in part the result of sleep problems exacerbated by or occurring in conjunction with heart failure?

Known culprits include sleep apnea, orthopnea, and periodic limb movement disorder.

“If you wake up feeling not refreshed or you have daytime sleepiness or if you need to curtail your daytime activity because of lack of energy, these could be signs that there’s something going on during sleep,” says Rami Khayat, MD, a pulmonologist and sleep medicine expert at The Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center, who works predominantly with cardiac patients.

Find out more about each type of sleep disturbance that can be associated with heart failure and what to do about it so you can get a good night’s sleep.

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