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A 38-year-old male asked:

My resting heart rate is 80 to 90 when i wake up. i have perfect body mass index, non smoker, work out 4 days per week, normal ecg, perfect blood pressure, and no complaints or comorbidities, what could be the reason for this?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
You don't say what your heartrate is at other times, but if you usually have a slower heart rate and you check this "resting heart rate" before you rise from lying to sitting up, then it's likely you are startled by an alarm clock, waking from a dream, anxious or excited when you wake up. As long as it returns to normal, you're ok, but you should explore why you get this probable adrenaline rush.
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