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Rochester, Pennsylvania
A 37-year-old female asked:

I'm 37 and my resting heart rate after waking up from sleep is 56-60 on pulse ox. is this normal? i'm not an athlete.

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Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: some people can have normal lower resting heart rate. The problem is if you have symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope along with these low heart rates. Additionally, some medications can also decrease you are heart rate such as beta blockers. If you asymptomatic then nothing to worry about.
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