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can lack of sleep increase b.p?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience 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 on Jul 7, 2015
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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience 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 on Apr 18, 2019

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