Sleeping pills are linked to blood pressure issues: See how
New Delhi : It is true that there are certain medications which lead to the rise of high blood pressure issues. Health experts say that people who sleep five hours or less a night may be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure. Therefore, they are prescribed to take sleeping pills on regular basis. But do you know, consumption of sleeping pills is also linked to blood pressure problems?
An International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time.
Researchers observed BP abnormalities regardless of sleep duration and quality, body mass index, diet, physical activity, and hypertension control.
Also there is increased chance of high blood pressure for people who sleep between five and six hours a night. A proper sleep helps our blood regulate stress hormones and helps nervous system remain healthy. Over time, a lack of sleep could hurt body's ability to regulate stress hormones, leading to high blood pressure. Sleeping seven to eight hours a night may play a role in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure.
Therefore, it is advisable to take care of sleeping routine in our daily life and to avoid those pills which is an indicator of a future need for greater hypertension treatment. Instead of depending on sleeping pills, there is a need to investigate underlying sleep disorders or unhealthy lifestyles that may contribute to hypertension.