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How does your heart rate change during rem?

How does your heart rate change during rem?

Increased: Rem sleep is actually associated with surges in heart rate and an increase "sympathetic tone." physiologically, rem sleep is stressful with an increase in cerebral blood flow as well. Non-rem sleep is characterized by slowing heart rate and decreased cerebral blood flow. You dream in most all stages of sleep but rem dreams are more vivid and we usually remember them. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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How does sleep affect your heart rate?

How does sleep affect your heart rate?

Sleep: Generally the heart rate slows down during sleep. If there is an anxiety producing dream however, heart rate can go up. ...Read more

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How does your breathing change during rem?

How does your breathing change during rem?

Yes REM matters: When you switch into rem sleep, your breathing becomes more rapid, irregular, and shallow. During rem sleep, breathing is erratic, with variable respiratory rate and tidal volume and frequent central apneas. Thus, breathing is impaired during sleep compared with wakefulness. ...Read more

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How does dancing affect your heart rate?

How does dancing affect your heart rate?

Increases: Dancing increases your heart rate because your muscles need more oxygen to keep you moving, which means the heart has to work harder to get the oxygen there! ...Read more

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Can you tell me in an ecg, why does the amplitude of your heart rate and pulse change when one is dehydrated?

Can you tell me in an ecg, why does the amplitude of your heart rate and pulse change when one is dehydrated?

Physiology: Cardiac output depends on stroke volume (the volume pumped in 1 beat) and heart rate. When dehydrated, your preload is reduced reducing stroke volume, so the heart speeds up to compensate in its attempt to maintain stable cardiac output. (IOW, if you can't pump more, pump faster). ...Read more

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Why does the pulse rate increase during an asthma attack?

Why does the pulse rate increase during an asthma attack?

Multiple factors: The natural response to stress of any kind is the release of the bodies stress chemicals, which include adrenalin, that speeds the heart to posh blood flow. Oxygen hunger can drive the stress response and an automatic increase in breathing rate to get more oxygen. ...Read more

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What does my fast heart rate during pregnancy mean?

What does my fast heart rate during pregnancy mean?

High output: During pregnancy, here is a significant increase in plasma volume, creating a dilutional effect on one's blood counts (anemia). This coupled with the large flow of blood from maternal circulation to the placenta causes a compensatory rise in heart rate to generate the necessary cardiac output and deliver enough oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.

Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.

No and no: No, anxiety does not cause prominent brain ventricles. It can increase your heart rate, but it doesn't "mess up" your heart. Some people with anxiety attacks have been found to have mitral valve prolapse (mvp), but this does not come from anxiety. Mvp usually causes no symptoms or hemodynamic problems unless severe -- in which case, a cardiologist would be helping you. ...Read more

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How can you tell when your heart rate increases abnormally?

How can you tell when your heart rate increases abnormally?

ECG stress testing: This is evaluated using routine ECG stress testing to see if heart rate response to exercise is adequate, blunted or accelerated. ...Read more

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Does everyone's heart rate change when breathing?

Does everyone's heart rate change when breathing?

No: Though most people have at least a very mild fluctuation in heart rate with the respiratory cycle. This is called sinus arrythmia or sinus dysrhythmia--a normal finding. In some people, this can be quite pronounced and seem abnormal, but is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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How does travel change your body's circadian rhythm?

How does travel change your body's circadian rhythm?

Time change: Time change and when it gets lights and dark affect your circadian rhythm. Body is responding to light and dark cues so when people travel those clues are given at "incorrect" time. Your body doesnot kow what to expect until it adapts over a few days. In general expect about 1-2 days for every hour of time difference. ...Read more

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what happens when beta blocker reaches half life? Does your heart rate start to gradually increase or does it stay lowered for longer?

what happens when beta blocker reaches half life? Does your heart rate start to  gradually increase or does it stay lowered for longer?

"Half Life" is the: number of hours it takes for half of a drug to be eliminated from your body. Different B-blockers have different half-lives. If you don't take the next dose on time, the heart rate & blood pressure will gradually go back to pre-treatment values. In fact, sometimes the heart rate & B/P will go even higher than that. This is called a "rebound effect." Hope this answers your question. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

How would   monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate for your age. This is 220 minus your age. From this number you can figure out your "zones". A good workout zone is 70-85% of the maximum. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to figure out what's best for your health and your goals. ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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How does food affect your heart rate?

How does food affect your heart rate?

Heart rate: A generic meal may be associated with a small heart rate increase as blood flow shifts volume to the gut. If substances causing additional effects stimulating or suppressing rate are present different changes could be seen. ...Read more