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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for heart rate to be in the 50's when i just wake up from sleep and when trying to get back to sleep? i'm not in shape or exercise. 268lb

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: If you feel well, that is fine. "Normal ranges" are usually set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you are not having fainting spells or chest paint and can keep up in your favorite sports, stop worrying.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2018

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