The Role of Sleep in Cardiovascular Disease

Vita N. Jaspan, Garred S. Greenberg, Siddhant Parihar, Christine M. Park, Virend K. Somers, Michael D. Shapiro, Carl J. Lavie, Salim S. Virani, Leandro Slipczuk

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Purpose of Review: Sleep is an important component of cardiovascular (CV) health. This review summarizes the complex relationship between sleep and CV disease (CVD). Additionally, we describe the data supporting the treatment of sleep disturbances in preventing and treating CVD. Recent Findings: Recent guidelines recommend screening for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with atrial fibrillation. New data continues to demonstrate the importance of sleep quality and duration for CV health. Summary: There is a complex bidirectional relationship between sleep health and CVD. Sleep disturbances have systemic effects that contribute to the development of CVD, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Additionally, CVD contributes to the development of sleep disturbances. However, more data are needed to support the role of screening for and treatment of sleep disorders for the prevention of CVD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-262
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Atherosclerosis Reports
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Prevention
  • Sleep


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