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Old 08-25-2003, 03:50 AM   #1
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I monitor my bp several times a day with an Omron arm monitor.

Upon awakening, it seems, is when my BP is the highest of the day. Then, appx, 30 minutes later, I take it again and it is at a more respected level.

I just thought that bp would be at its lowest after a night of sleep; however, I believe I did read somewhere that bp does indeed rise as we wake up.

Anyone have any knowledge of this, or have similar high readings in the morning?

 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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I usually feel anxiety in the morning, which makes my b/p rise. It is usually much lower at night.

 
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Old 08-25-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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BP spikes upon awakening. It's quite normal. Probably left over from when our ancestors were awaken by a bear snorting at the cave entrance.

Yep, mine is highest in the morning, lowest in mid-evening.(Unless I'm watching the news.)

 
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I believe that this is caused by an endocrine system response where Cortisol levels peak upon waking. Cortisol has a big impact (i.e., increases) blood pressure. Cortisol levels normally fall through the day until bed time.

 
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I feel anxiety in the morning also. I figure it is because of the coming work day. It is always higher in the morning and normal in the evening. On my days off it is good in the morning.

 
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Mine is totally opposite. Mine is at it's lowest in the morning along with my pulse rate...usually my blood pressure is some where between 90/50 sometimes lower and pulse is about 47...

Do you think that this is normal?

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sara103.. mine is the same as your's.. lowest inthe morning.. then it goes up and levels off as the day moves on..

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Old 10-14-2003, 04:30 PM   #8
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Keep the monitor next to the bed and take it as soon as u getup..without walking to the kitechen or letting the day's thoughts catch up with u..

if u still want ot be sure have ur wife take a BP while u are asleep..that will give a true picture..the more time ur body spends in the green range for BP better it is..
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