What Impact Does Sleep Have On My Blood Pressure?

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Hi I'm Dr. Micheal Bruce the sleep doctor. Sleep and blood pressure are actually related and there's a couple of different ways that they are. Number one if you are suffering from something like sleep Apnea where you are not breathing in the middle of the night and waking up because of that.

That can actually increase your blood pressure, it's the awakening that have the tendency to do that so even though you don't have sleep apnea but you find yourself waking multiple times throughout the night, or even if you are sleep deprived that too can increase your heart rate which you again increases that blood pressure and that's something we might want to avoid.