Its best to take your blood pressure pill right before sleeping at night, say researchers.
The pills provide more protection to you against heart strokes and attacks when taken just before hitting the bed instead of morning, suggests a new study.
For the study, the researchers included over 19,000 people taking blood pressure medications. They were then divided into two different groups randomly. The first group was asked to take pill in morning hours while the second group was asked to take it at bedtime. The researchers maintained a track on what happened with these patients in the next 5 years.
The findings showed that those who took the pill at bedtime held significantly lower blood pressure during the day and at night both. In fact, their level of blood pressure lowered more during bedtime in contrast to the patients who took their medicine in the morning.
Blood pressure naturally should lower at night time, as we sleep and rest. But if in case it does not, and continues to remain high, this puts the person at elevated heart attack or stroke risk, say the experts.
The study shows that taking the blood pressure medication at bedtime had almost half the amount of risk of a heart stroke, failure or attack. Such a routine can help maintain blood pressure level during night time under control.