High blood pressure can be caused by a great many different things. This can sometimes be simply a sign of generally poor fitness, as it points to a weaker heart and poor cardiovascular health. It might also suggest that you have high cholesterol, or that you have high blood viscosity. Stress is also commonly a cause and in some cases, it can be purely genetic with no obvious explanation.
Whatever the case though, high blood pressure is something that you need to address. This is a serious condition and one that can have a host of unwanted side effects. High blood pressure can cause:
– Shortness of breath
– Reddening of the skin
– Poor healing
– Chest pain
Eventually, high blood pressure can massively increase your likelihood of heart attack or stroke as the hear eventually gives out and fails to continue providing blood around the body. For all these reasons, you need to do something about high blood pressure.
Thankfully, there are plenty of options available to you…
1. Sleep With Your Mouth Taped Up
That got your attention, didn’t it! This probably isn’t what you expected as the number one tip for reducing blood pressure and yet it is a very effective tool for doing just that.
The problem is that many of us will breathe through our mouths when we sleep – and some of this even do this when we are awake. Contrary to popular belief, breathing through your nose is far superior to breathing through your mouth and actually has a lot of benefits. That’s because breathing through your nose not only helps to clean and disinfect the air, but it also increases nitric oxide.
The first point is very important because increasing the quality of air in your system has been shown to improve a lot of indicators of health – including your blood pressure. More beneficial is nitric oxide, which we’ll talk about in the next point.
Sleeping with your mouth taped over will force you to breathe through your nose and thereby improve your blood pressure. Just don’t do this if you suffer from apnoea or if you snore.