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A 20-year-old male asked:

overweight but with onset of sleep heart rate in low 60s. often jolt awake right away and heart rate in low 50s, why?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a common cause of night arousala and a variety of heart rate and rhythm abnormalities including slow heart rates.
Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep Apnea: (as a dentist) i would highly recommend you go to a sleep center and have a sleep study done. The sleep specialist doctors should be able to help find out what is going on.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2018

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