Did you know that by just slightly changing the way you sleep, you can drop your blood pressure a whopping 15 points? How is that possible?
The secret lies in the results of a 20-study review involving 225,000 subjects published this year in the journal “Sleep Medicine,” which reveals a surprising link between sleep quality and high blood pressure.
One of the reviewed studies titled “Poor Sleep Quality and Resistant Hypertension,” involved 270 study participants in a hypertension clinic in Italy.
Researchers found that among most of the subjects with resistant hypertension, (blood pressure over 140/90) poor sleep quality or sleep deprivation was prevalent.
The question to ask is, how does bad quality sleep influence our blood pressure?
After viewing the results of past studies involving over 225,000 people, researchers finally began to understand this mysterious link.
You see, sleeping is a natural restorative process for your cardiovascular system. Most people experience on the average a 15-point drop in blood pressure and your heart doesn’t have to work as hard as when you’re awake.
However, if you suffer sleeping disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea or sleep less than 6 hours a night, two major stress systems are triggered:
1) Hypothalamic Pituitary-Adrenal system
2) Sympathomedullary system
Both of these stress systems result in the release of adrenaline and cortisol, which again spike blood pressure during the exact hours that your blood pressure should be the lowest- and therefore lead to chronic high blood pressure during the day.
This is yet another study proving that stress is the main cause of high blood pressure.
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