Re: Spiking Blood Pressure
Yes! I have this problem. I usually awaken about 2-3am almost every morning with bp's of 176/110 and 99 bpm. I have been tested for pheochromacytoma (which is simply a 24 hr urine or catecholamine study). Mine was negative. This condition, from what I understand is very rare and I"ve been informed that only about 3% of the population have it. I would have to venture to say that it sounds as tho' you may have sleep apnea. I was recently diagnosed with it. It is my understanding that due to this condition the heart and lungs never really rest, which in turn will increase the bp significantly. I have recently been placed on the CPAP machine for my sleep apnea and haven't quite mastered getting a full night's sleep using it. Therefore, my heart is not getting the rest it needs by lowering my pressure nor bpm. Hope this info helps!