A member asked:

Can lack of sleep increase b.p?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Chris Oh answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Yes: Restful sleep is important for healthy body. Lack of sleep causes many problems such as high bp. For eg people with sleep apnea wake up frequently at night, get little oxygen to the brain and BP is high during day.

Answered 7/7/2015


Dr. Sergio Schabelman answered

Specializes in Cardiology

YES: and so do Sleep apnea/ Stress/ anxiety/ coffee/ smoking/ being overweight and sedentary lifestyle as well as a diet high in sodium intake.

Answered 4/18/2019



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