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Trouble Sleeping? Better Check Your Blood Pressure

According to Reuters, a new study published in the journal Hypertension reveals a link between insomnia and high blood pressure. The study included about 300 adults, including more than 200 chronic insomniacs who had experienced sleeping issues for six months. Researchers measured the subjects’ sleep latency and took blood pressure readings in the evening and again in the morning. They found that for confirmed insomniacs, the longer it took to fall asleep, the more likely they were to have high blood pressure. People who took more than 14 minutes to fall asleep were three times more likely to have high blood pressure. Those who fell asleep in under 14 minutes, regardless of whether they had insomnia, showed no increased risk for high blood pressure.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in the journal Hypertension.