Bad Night’s Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

boy climbingA new study conducted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong suggests that children who do not get enough sleep during the night may experience an increase in blood pressure the next day. This was irrespective of whether the children are overweight.

The research was undertaken with 143 children between ages 10 and 18. The children spent a night in a sleep lab for observation. A 24-hour blood pressure monitor was worn and a seven-day sleep diary was kept. All the children were of normal weight and did not have obstructive sleep apnoea. An hour less of sleep at night led to a 1 mm/Hg rise in diastolic blood pressure.

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