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Poor Sleep Increases Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension

Lack of Sleep

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  • Researchers found a strong link between sleep quality and a type of high blood pressure known as resistant hypertension, which does not respond to typical drug-based treatments.
  • Women who had resistant hypertension were five times as likely to also have poor sleep quality.
  • Partial sleep deprivation is also associated with obesity and alters your food intake by disrupting key hormones involved with regulating metabolism and appetite.
  • Reduced insulin sensitivity was also noted among sleep-deprived subjects, which not only increases your risk of diabetes but also high blood pressure

By Dr. Mercola

When you mess with your body's intrinsic need for regular, high-quality sleep, it sets off a cascade of biological changes that can seriously impact your health.


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