Stress elevated blood pressure a serious concern
Stress and sleep don't go together, people under stress and blood pressure problems have a lot of trouble sleeping. In individuals with regular sleep-wake patterns, highest blood pressure occurs during the daytime while awake and the lowest blood pressure occurs during night time while asleep.
A study in American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice revealed that reduced blood pressure dipping or elevated nighttime blood pressure, are associated with increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events. Psychological stress is associated with abnormal diurnal patterns of blood pressure.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)