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A 27-year-old male asked:

I wear a fitbit heart rate thing to bed its showing my heart rate goes as low as 42 while sleeping it worries me bc im not and athlete im 27 weigh 180?

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Slow heart rate: It is common and normal for heart rate to slow during sleep. Unless there are other things to make you worry about a slow heart rate (such as fatigue or shortness of breath doing exercise, or dizziness or fainting) I would not worry about this. If you want specific guidance, consider getting a cardiology consult here on HealthTap.

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Last updated May 23, 2016

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