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Increase Sleep, Lower Blood Pressure

New research indicates adults who get inadequate amounts of sleep experience an increased incidence of high blood pressure. In middle-aged adults, missing on average of just one hour of sleep per night over five years raises the risk of developing high blood pressure by 37 percent. This is concerning as high blood pressure significantly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, and is the first and third leading cause of death in Americans. Other complications include heart failure, kidney disease and blindness. So if you're looking for a valid excuse to get your beauty sleep, you've now got it!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. June 8, 2009.