Sleep and blood pressure.

  title={Sleep and blood pressure.},
  author={William A. Littler and A J Honour and R. Douglas Carter and Peter J. Sleight},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={3 5979},
Direct arterial pressure was recorded continuously over 24 hours in 18 totally unrestricted people (six normotensives, four untreated hypertensives, and eight treated hypertensives). There was an almost equal fall of about 20% in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure during sleep in the three groups when compared with their waking pressures. This fall in pressure was greater than that observed previously in patients sleeping in a laboratory or hospital. Furthermore, it suggests that… CONTINUE READING

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