Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse: Study

September 26, 2012

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.

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.

“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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