Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Poor sleep increases high blood pressure risk
Kathleen Doheny ― USA TODAY

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“Reductions in the deepest stage of sleep is specifically associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure,” said Dr. Susan Redline, the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

The study, published in the Aug. 29 online edition of the journal Hypertension, reinforces other research that has linked sleep problems with a raised risk of obesity and cardiovascular problems, among other ills.

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