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Blood pressure


1.What's a normal blood pressure(especially systolic) for 60 year old men, in  lying positon in bed in the evening and awaken,  during sleep and in the morning upon getting out of bed?
2.What's ideal(perfect)blood pressure for prevention of heart attacks, strokes and aneurysm in 60 year old men?
3.What's normal and ideal  pulse pressure (systolic-diastolic=pulse pressure) for 50 and 60 year old men in sitting and lying position?
4. How much should blood pressure dip (decrease) during sleep to be considered normal and healthy?
5. Why people who sleep less than 5 hours per night have higher blood pressure or increased risk of getting hypertension and weight gain?    
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The ideal and goal blood pressure is less than 140 systolic and less than 90 diastolic. This is considered the goal by the JNC 8 guidelines. This is optimal for your age to prevent heart attacks and strokes as hypertension is the leading risk factor for both. Blood pressure does dip at night as a physiologic response. People who do not have this dip, or there dip in blood pressure does not get there blood pressure down (below 140/90) do have increased risk for cardiovascular events. The greatest benefit for blood pressure medications is actually to take them at night and not in the morning as most people do.
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