Insufficient sleep increases blood pressure at night

March 14, 2015 9:34 AM

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Chronic sleep deprivation can increase night time blood pressure, putting you at greater risk of heart diseases, warns new research.

"For the first time, we demonstrated that insufficient sleep causes increases in night time blood pressure and dampens nocturnal blood pressure dipping," said lead author Naima Covassin from Mayo Clinic in the US.

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