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Can lack of sleep increase b.p?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
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.
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
YES: and so do Sleep apnea/ Stress/ anxiety/ coffee/ smoking/ being overweight and sedentary lifestyle as well as a diet high in sodium intake.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2019

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