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Old 10-16-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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Default My pulse is faster when I'm tired

On days when I get 4-5 hours of sleep, my pulse is faster -- resting pulse in the high 80's. But on days when I get a full 8-9 hours of sleep, which lately isn't often, but I try as best I can, my resting pulse is lower (high 60's low 70's).

Is this normal? Is it normal to have a faster resting pulse when you're exhausted?
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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Default My pulse is faster when I'm tired

Without doing any research on this: You are tired, your body is working harder to perform at the same level it would be at normally when fully rested. Seems to make sense.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #3
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It's common to have an elevated heart rate and higher pressure when you don't get enough sleep. Some solid studies have shown that the heart is greatly affected by lack of sleep. Easy solution is to get more sleep.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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Default My pulse is faster when I'm tired

I drink more coffee on the days I'm really tired. Sounds like I'm making things worse lol
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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Default My pulse is faster when I'm tired

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Is this normal? Is it normal to have a faster resting pulse when you're exhausted?
I think its normal when you're not getting enough oxygen, but that in itself is not normal.

Not sure if you're looking for advice, but I'd suggest some simple aerobic exercise twice a week.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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Is this normal? Is it normal to have a faster resting pulse when you're exhausted?
I think its normal when you're not getting enough oxygen, but that in itself is not normal.

Not sure if you're looking for advice, but I'd suggest some simple aerobic exercise twice a week.
If you look above at dakels' post, this is not necessarily true. Resting pulse and heart rate are increased with sleep deprivation. This problem may have nothing to do with Oxygen levels.
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