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A 16-year-old male asked:

hi. i sometimes measure my heart rate. most of the time, it varies from 70 to 85 bpm, but before i sleep it varies from 50 to 65. is this too low?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not necessarily if: ...you are an athletic individual, and your slower heart rate correlates with a supine position.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can heat when sleeping raise heart rate such as being hot from the blankets or covers and furnace?

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Dr. John Garner
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Generally Not: Heart rate goes up in normal people by about 10 points per degree of temperature elevation, but that's "core" (internal) temperature which is extremely hard to raise in the absence of disease. The body has spent 50, 000 years learning to cool itself, and does so with great efficiency, so it's not usually a blanket alone causing this. That said, overheating is never a great idea.
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What is the normal heart rate during sleep?

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Normal: Normal heart rate is 60 to 90 beats per minute awake. During sleep it tends to be slightly lower.
A 32-year-old male asked:

My heart rate average is around 60-80 but when i lying down or sleep in decrease to 50.. Is it normal?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Heart rate: Yes it's fine.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sleep and pulse: On average pulse drops 8 percent from your normal awake pulse while you are sleeping. During sleep onset your body transitions between two different physiological states. Nerves that slow your heart are activated during sleep onset and nerves that speed your heart are suppressed. See: www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/tc/bradycardia-slow-heart... For answers to the second part of your question. Best wishes.
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How does sleep affect your heart rate?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Sleep: Generally the heart rate slows down during sleep. If there is an anxiety producing dream however, heart rate can go up.

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