Articles — blood pressure
For the first time, heart and thyroid function have been analyzed in the context of short-term sleep deprivation. In a small study done by the Radiology Society of North America, twenty radiologists who work extremely long hospital shifts were tested in Bonn, Germany. In addition to blood, urine, and blood pressure, other parameters were analyzed. The subjects were tested before and after their 24-hour shifts with an average of three hours of sleep. All of the subjects were considered healthy. Overall, the study found that the heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac contractility had significantly increased after the 24-hour shift....