Study links sleep quality to heart health
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC-TV) - A study for the American Heart Association has found that poor sleep quality can hurt the effectiveness of blood pressure medicines.
Researchers studied the sleeping patterns of 234 people with high blood pressure.
Most slept six hours or less, and those with poor sleep quality were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension.
Your blood pressure is considered resistant if you take three or more blood pressure medications, but still have a reading higher than 140 over 90.
According to the study, women are more likely than men to have poor sleep quality.
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