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Get Your ZZZs

Published: February 26, 2009

Research data published in The Archives of Internal Medicine suggest that people with elevated blood pressure readings during the nighttime hours who get too little sleep may boost their risk of a cardiovascular emergency. During the study of 1,255 study participants, those with elevated blood pressure readings during the restful hours who averaged shorter sleep periods experienced more heart attacks and strokes than those who slept longer periods.

Do you have high blood pressure?  If so, has your physician inquired as to the number of hours you sleep each night?

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  • Betsy

    I recently read that people who work the third shift are also at more risk for developing heart issues and cancer. Something to do with the biological clock and the way human bodies function. It was very interesting to read. . .especially since I’ve always had trouble sleeping!