Sleep disturbance during ambulatory blood pressure monitoring of hypertensive patients.

@article{Leary1998SleepDD,
  title={Sleep disturbance during ambulatory blood pressure monitoring of hypertensive patients.},
  author={Leary and Murphy},
  journal={Blood pressure monitoring},
  year={1998},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={11-15}
}
  • Leary, Murphy
  • Published 1998 in Blood pressure monitoring
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive patients who fail to exhibit a normal fall in blood pressure at night may have a greater risk of target-organ damage. Sleep, with associated cessation of physical activity, is the principal determinant of nocturnal blood pressure 'dip'. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether hypertensive patients, who experience the discomfort of higher cuff-inflation pressures during ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, experience more interference with sleep, manifested by greater nocturnal… CONTINUE READING