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Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 25, 2012 at 8:41 AM Hypertension News   - G J E 4
A recent study has found that victims of high blood pressure, who habitually slept less than six hours at night carry a two-fold risk of suffering a resistant case of hypertension, as compared to those who slept well.
 
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
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The study of 230 hypertensive patients found that women were the concern area as most of them slept six less than six hours at night.

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"There are a number of studies demonstrating a relationship between hypertension risk and insomnia and short sleep duration, but no one correlated poor sleep quality with hypertension severity [before]," said study author Rosa Maria Bruno, a doctoral student and research fellow at the Institute of Clinical Physiology-National Council of Research in Pisa.

Hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular events; therefore this is an area which must be addressed.



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