• leroy jeffrey leroy jeffrey
    February 27, 2012
    can lack sleep contribute to your pressure going high
    leroy jeffrey leroy jeffrey
    February 27, 2012

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    February 29, 2012
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    February 27, 2012

    Hi Leroy,

     

    Yes, there have been studies that show a potential link between sleep deprivation and high blood pressure, such as those who sleep five or fewer hours each night exaccerbating already elevated levels or putting themselves at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

     

    This may be due to compromised regulation of a stress hormones when you lack sleep, which in turns impacts blood pressure.

     

    However, I haven't done in-depth research on this and it's my understanding that a definitive connection hasn't been determined.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


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