Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

On March 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. Napping could effectively help lower your blood pressure, new findings reveal. When the afternoon slump hits in…

Even minor sleep problems raise women's blood pressure

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, we have known that…

Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea show similar reductions in blood pressure

On December 2, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a comparison of the treatments continuous positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices found both were associated with similar reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. Obstructive sleep apnea is…