A member asked:

Woke up w/my heart feeling a bit hard pound &slower than normal.took my pulse and it was 68. is this normal? then took it & its 80-84. is bpm normal?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Chapman answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes: Both of these heart rates are normal. A heart rate of 60-100 is considered within normal range. If you woke up from a dream that made you anxious, this may have made your heartbeat more forceful than normal.

Answered 12/19/2013

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Dr. David Malpass answered

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology

Yes: The normal heart rate for an adult is about 60-100 bpm.

Answered 1/3/2014

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