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I was asleep my body woke me up felt like i was about to

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I was asleep my body woke me up felt like i was about to pass out went back then body woke me up again i was felt like i was about to pass out again. i gained 15 lbs lately and my pressure shot up. i have been under a lot of stress lately
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 7 months ago.

Yes, stress is also a risk factor for high blood pressure. You should talk to your doctor about stress management and possibly medication to control your stress until things improve.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
but why did my body wake me up when i was about to pass out and restabalize itself that is what i am concerned about this has never happened it happened twice during the night.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 7 months ago.

If your brain is not getting enough oxygen, it will wake you up. This can happen for various reasons including a sleep disorder like sleep apnea (in which affected persons stop breathing temporarily), severe heartburn in which acid reflux causes the windpipe to stay closed for awhile, or even a rhythm problem with the heart.