| | Diastolic higher in morning -- sleep problem?
My diastolic tends to be higher in the morning than late in the evening and seems to be triggered by some kind of sleep disorder. I have asked my wife whether i snore, whether i stop breathing for short bursts during the night or whether i sleep on my back and she has answered negative to all the scenarios which appears to rule out sleep apnea - is there another reason why my diastolic would shoot up when i sleep? I have very active dreams and will always most likely be thinking about a business problem when i wake. I also rarely sleep beyond 5 hours.
There is lots of potassium and magnesium rich foods in my diet ie bananas, carrots, watermelon, tomatoes,avocado etc. I don't have sugar, salt, caffeine, tea or alcohol in my diet. Normally i would have only 1 meal per day but i am not sure if this qualifies as a low calorie regime. The doctor doesn't think i should loose more weight as i would go below my ideal BMI.
Please share any experiences on how i can keep my diastolic low during sleep and early in the morning.
Last edited by mod-anon; 09-26-2010 at 10:11 PM.
Reason: starting a new thread with this post.