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Dr Oz 3 Things To Prevent A Morning Heart Attack

posted Jun 24, 2012, 10:56 AM by Susan Young RDH

1. Take Most Of Your Meds At Night

Blood pressure-lowering medications can ward off the morning pressure rise when you take them before bed. Meds to lower cholesterol work better when taken at night. Dr Oz said the liver likes to make extra cholesterol while you sleep, thus keeping your cholesterol down in the morning will help reduce the fragility of any plaque build-up in the arteries

2. Floss Before Going To Bed

Gum disease is a leading cause of inflammation in the body, and inflammation makes it more likely that plaque in your blood vessels will rupture. The best time to fight gum disease and inflammation is at night when the body slows the production of saliva giving bacteria the chance to run wild. Flossing at night keeps bacteria in check and your gums and blood vessels healthier

3. Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Poor sleep raises your blood pressure (and nightmares may increase your heart rate and stiffness in your blood vessels), so take a little time to get a peaceful 7 to 8 hours each night

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