Published: 29 May 2020
Author(s): Manolis S Kallistratos, Leonidas E Poulimenos, Pavlos Tsinivizov, Dimitris Varvarousis, Nikolaos Kouremenos, Andreas Pittaras, Andreas S Triantafyllis, Athanasios J Manolis
Section: Original article

Life style changes represent the cornerstone of treatment in patients with arterial hypertension since not only they decrease blood pressure (BP) levels, but also reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk [1]. The recommended lifestyle changes by current ESH/ESC guidelines include restriction of salt and alcohol, physical activity, smoking cessation, a healthy diet and weight loss [1]. The mean expected BP reduction for each lifestyle adoption is approximately 3-5 mmHg [1,2]. On the other hand, we know that many individuals especially seniors are sleeping at noon.


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