- Hypertension or high blood pressure refers to a state wherein blood crashes at an extremely high pace against the artery walls damaging them in the long run if not managed or controlled timely.
- High BP is often overlooked as it comes without any prominent symptoms and silently raises risk of chronic conditions like heart diseases, stroke or something eye and nerve damage.
- While earlier obesity and unhealthy dietary choices were strongly associated with hypertension, experts now say that being sleep deprived could also contribute to the same.
Can sleep contribute to high blood pressure?
Which is the best sleeping position to control high BP?
According to experts, sleeping on the side is one of the best ways of keeping BP under control – especially in patients of hypertension. This helps relieve excessive pressure on the blood vessels that helps the blood circulate smoothly without resistance. It is most effective for pregnant women.
Make sure to get enough rest by sleeping for seven to eight hours every night. This, in the first place, can help keep blood pressure under control. Additionally, cut down on sodium and salt intake along with processed foods, refined carbs and sugars and make sure to get ample workout to dodge hypertension.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.