Your pulse can instantly go up and down based on what you are doing or even thinking (anxiety). Check it out when you first wake up and see how it is doing.
While only your doctor can really tell you what is going on. I doubt that you have much to worry about. I use a heart rate monitor when I jog and I am typically in the low 90's when walking and go up to 150 or 160 when jogging.
thanks , I think anxiety could definitely be a factor. If I bought a heart monitor could I wear it to bed and track my pulse rate through out the night?
I doubt that you need to track it during the night. take it as soon as you wake up and have not moved, and then start checking it as you move around.
The monitor I use is for running. its a garmin and kind of expensive as it is also a gps. I know there are cheaper ones on the market. But I doubt if any would record for 7+ hours - which I don't think you need anyway.
Another thought is to talk to your doc. when I was recovering from my atrial flutter, they put a monitor on me that recorded everything for 24 hours. Had a lot of wires, put worked well.
My pulse rate is abut 10 bpm faster when I take Adderall. Nurses have mentioned that it was high but when I tell them I'd taken addeall it explains why. They've told me that high pulse rate is a common side effect and is no reason for concern unless you have an underlying cardiovascular problem.
I recommend that you research other symptoms of heart problems like numbness or tingling in the extremities, swelling, irregular hart beat etc. High pulse rate alone is not a sign of anything abnormal.