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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have high blood pressure, which i am currently taking medication for.last night, i didn't get a goodnight's rest & my bp ls high, is this common?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Lack of sleep commonly increases blood pressure. If you are watching yours make sure you have several nights of good sleep and haven't been sick before you check.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes, stress ...: Yes stress can cause both things ( so can caffeine, or other stimulants).
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Dr. Kerry Friesen
Preventive Medicine 32 years experience
Sleep is critical: Sleep loss the night before can raise systolic BP (the top number) as much as 10 mm/hg. 10 points is about the maximum amount of benefit you would expect from a medication. When combined with chronic sleep loss, stress becomes a major factor and can cause even higher elevations in blood pressure and nullify the benefits of a medication.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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