How dreams affect blood pressure

Q: When I am asleep I often have dreams where I am running or dreams that are frightening. Does that affect my blood pressure?

A: Blood pressure elevates with nightmares. The elevation is a protective mechanism of the body to prepare for fleeing or combat in threatening situations. Normally this increase in pressure does not cause problems. However, if you have high blood pressure, significant increases at night could cause problems. You should talk to your doctor.

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