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I am a 63 year old male. Normal blood pressure. Whenever

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I am a 63 year old male. Normal blood pressure.

Whenever I take a short nap, about fifteen minutes or nod off reading a book, I awake feeling nauseaus?

What can be the cause and solution.

I used to love to take a nap
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  IVY MD replied 6 years ago.
Have you ever checked your blood pressure right after a nap?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

No. But I check my pressure on my own. What should I look for?


In addition the nauseau lasts for fifteen minutues or more after I awake.

Expert:  IVY MD replied 6 years ago.
Even though you may have normal bp when you are doing your regular everyday tasks, this pressure could drop while you are napping, which is very common. You can take it immediately after you awaken to see if this is the case. To treat this drink plenty of fluid before laying down to relax and nap and it will keep your pressure up and should resolve the nausea. It this doesn't work, you can try zofran oral dissolving tablets, though usually this type of nausea is simply from an acute drop in blood pressure.
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