What Impact Does Sleep Have On My Blood Pressure?

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Now, there are said that you can't fall asleep, you just have trouble staying a sleep like millions of women out there. So, I will ask you also, on average how many hours of quality sleep do you get a night? About more than four, five if I'm lucky. And how does that change your behavior the next day? About four or five in the afternoon, I want to crash, I will need to take a nap.

The reason, crash something about falling, we always say we fall asleep. Get that word out of your vocabulary, you don't fall asleep. You got to work to sleep. It's hard, arduous activities that get you there, as we're going to talk about. But the other thing worthy to remember, is not just the quantity, it's a quantity of the sleep.

And there are a lot of things that disrupt sleeping body, mood swings can do it. Getting back some of the hormonal you talked about, because insulin resistance. If you had insulin resistance, it can cause the problem as well, it can also accelerate aging. You don't want to age faster than you already are, right? No.

None of us want that. Definitely not. So, what's the number 1 do you think? Lack of sleep son. I'm going to come cover and show you what it is. OK, if you don't mind helping me out, may I take your blood pressure? Absolutely. Because blood pressure is the number one cause of aging. And your blood pressure, and I bet Mr.

Mossey would have appreciated this. Your blood pressure is dramatically affected by how much you sleep. So, I've got a stethoscope here, and we are going to turn this on, powered up, there we go. Now, you are going to be able to hear me measures his blood pressure, so we are going to figure out what it is.

Now, do want to hear that? That's the top number. Can we get the closeup on this, can you see the number? Yes, it's over 160. Well, I've had no sleep in two days. Let me just get the lower number. This is a little stressful too. There's a lower number is about 120. My lower numbers are 120.

Yeah, now let me say this, I don't want to scare you, it is true that this is a tense environment. I've got all your truth to. I don't like to make people anxious. This is supposed to be a show about safety making you feel comfortable in your skin. Right, I don't want you living your life not recognizing the impact of sleep on your blood pressure.

Women who do not sleep at least five hours a night are twice as likely, twice as likely to have a heart attack. I'm not 25 anymore. So, I'm not young. You look young and beautiful to me, you still do, but that's none of an issue here. I can guarantee you everyday we age, we don't take care of these fundamental reasons why we have to sleep, we give up an opportunity to change our lives, we [xx].

There are all these women tossing and turning all night long. What's the very first thing they need to tackle to get back on the right track? The first step, is the step you take towards the bed at a reasonable bedtime. And it sounds so basic we've all done this with our kids. We think about bed times for little kids.

But mommy and older women need a bedtime even more so. And it has to be consistent, and it has to be regular, and it has to be 7 and a half to 8 and a half hours before you have to wake up, and it's easy math. That's just step one. It's so important to me that we're going to take off from that starting point with Dr.

Moore, and we're going to and take it to all of you, and give you a sleep plan that I know will work. When we come back, we've got a five step plan. I know it's going to work for you, it's going to put an end to those sleepless nights. Stay with us..