My pulse is faster when I'm tired

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  1. manlymatt83

    manlymatt83 Diamond Member

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    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?
     
  2. skace

    skace Lifer

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    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.
     
  3. dakels

    dakels Platinum Member

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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.
     
  4. M0oG0oGaiPan

    M0oG0oGaiPan Diamond Member

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    I drink more coffee on the days I'm really tired. Sounds like I'm making things worse lol :p
     
  5. SagaLore

    SagaLore Elite Member

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    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.
     
  6. SociallyChallenged

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    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.