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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a heart rate as low as 48 when im near sleep or just waking up? during the day its around 65 when sitting down but near or just after sleep its very low. 21 yo male, no symptoms not an athlete

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Dr. Victor Francisco Izaguirre Gutiérrez
Dr. Victor Francisco Izaguirre Gutiérrezanswered
Medicina Interna 10 years experience
Perfectly Normal: During the sleep or waking up the parasympathic nervous system Is working, that system Keeps the body like in saving energy mode so your heart rate and respiratory rate tends to be a little slower than usual, so don't be worry
Last updated Oct 8, 2019


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