Sleep duration and hypertension are not associated in the elderly.

  title={Sleep duration and hypertension are not associated in the elderly.},
  author={Julia F van den Berg and Joke H. M. Tulen and Arie Knuistingh Neven and Albert Hofman and Henk M.E. Miedema and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and Henning Tiemeier},
  volume={50 3},
Several large studies have shown that both short and long average sleep durations increase the risk of hypertension in adults. We investigated whether sleep duration is also associated with hypertension in the elderly. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 5058 participants of the population-based Rotterdam Study, aged 58 to 98 years. Blood pressure was measured at the research center. Hypertension was defined as a systolic blood pressure of >or=160 mm Hg and/or a diastolic blood pressure… CONTINUE READING