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    What can a hypertensive person do/take to stay awake longer?
    sarasherra posted:
    Is there a "safe" way that a hypertensive person can use in order to stay awake for a longer period of time (as to study for an exam and so) since caffeine and taurine,etc... are off limit. Any help would be really appreciated.
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Sarasherra,

    I know that everyone wishes for that energy boost to get them through studying for an exam or writing a term paper. Unfortunately, I think that the best way to maximize your energy level is through a healthy diet, the right amount of sleep and exercise as well as a lowered stress level.

    If you are on medication that might be causing you to feel sleepier than usual, I would definitely talk to your doctor and see if there is an alternative.

    Here is a link to an article which talks about energy products and what is really in them. Hopefully, seeing the insignificance of many of these products will make you feel better about not taking them.

    Best Wishes!
    sarasherra replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thank you very much for your effort, Amelia, it is greatly appreciated. That article was really good, but i was looking for a similar article that somehow discussed that topic relating it to hypertension. I'm looking for something that would give an energy boost without affecting the heart rate and blood pressure, i.e. "safe for a person with hypertension". Do you know of any?

    Again, thanks a lot Amelia :)
    yours, Sara

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