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Lack of sleep can be a cause of a number of problems. Furthermore, sleeping for less than six hours can also have a negative impact on the health of a person.  But can sleep deprivation can be a reason for increased high blood pressure? Let’s explore it today.

The risk associated with sleep deprivation

Having a sleep of less than five or six hours a night may develop a risk of developing high blood pressure. It can also worsen the existing blood pressure. Having a good night’s sleep helps at keeping the stress level in control. It helps in regulating stress hormones and keeps the nervous system healthy. Continuously having a sleep of fewer than six hours daily can disturb the hormones that help to regulate stress thus increasing blood pressure.

Reasons for sleep deprivation

Some of the most common sleep disorders, that can cause a person to stay awake throughout the night, are sleep apnea and insomnia. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person’s sleep is disturbed continuously because a person stops breathing while sleeping. It is advisable to talk to your doctor if, after sleeping throughout the night, you still feel tired. Sleep apnea can be one of the main reasons for the increase in blood pressure. However, increased blood pressure can also be due to an incorrect sleeping position.

Who are at a higher risk?

Studies state that women are at a higher risk of having high blood pressure if they do not sleep for eight hours. An increase in blood pressure also increases the risk of heart diseases. Around one-third of people in America do not get enough sleep, and women are affected more than men as they are caretakers of children and elderly people. Furthermore, women also experience a change in hormones in their lifespan which leads to sleep deprivation.

What do we offer?

Sleep and Headache Solutions offers treatment for all sleep disorders. Our experts make sure your sleep patterns are normal so you may have a healthy lifestyle. Call us on 832-688-8886 if you experiencing sleep deprivation and blood pressure together.

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