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I have afib - missing heart beats - I am on heart medication

By Anonymous April 2, 2017 - 8:02am
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If you don't sleep good at night, does this interfere with my heart. I twist and turn, moving all night and also have a bladder problem, which I get up a lot to go to the bedroom. When I am up during the day and watching TV I can't sit still. I am rubbing my face, my head, arms , ears, My legs are up, down, sideways turning to the left, to right etc.

Just wondering if this interferes with the heart fimbriation.

Do I have to go to a doctor for some kind of test for this.

Thank you

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for reaching out with your concern.

Were you having this kind of constant movement before you were put on medication? If not, you might you to mention this to your doctor. Getting a good night's sleep is beneficial for good health and according to WebMD, *Lack of sleep can increase insulin resistance, a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.* So, while it may not (directly) interfere or cause heart issues, it can increase a certain risk factor for it. This is, of course, something to be discussed with your physician. We can only research and provide information. Below is a link that you may find helpful in the meantime.

How Sleep Effects your Heart:


April 2, 2017 - 12:41pm
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