Is having a slow heart rate when first waking up in the morning a cause for concern?

Generally not. If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 60 beats per minute (bradycardia). However, if the rhythm is not normal (sinus), or you don't feel well, bradycardia may be a sign of heart disease. If you don't feel well, check with your doctor, or er and have an electrocardiogram done. Dr. Mike.

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Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern?

Only if symptoms. As long as your heart rate is not causing you to be lightheaded our pass out, it shouldn't be a major issue... But i would check with your doctor to be certain there isn't some other problem. Read more...
Nope. Pretty normal for a person your age, although as the county keeps getting fatter, it's becoming less and less common to see. Keep up an active lifestyle! Read more...