• 2 months ago

    Heart Rate drops suddenly at night

    I am 54, Male, a bit overweight, desk job, well-managed hypertension. I use sleepmatic and an apple watch to monitor my sleep. I don't have any specific symptoms, but I noticed that occasionally, my sleeping heart rate will drop from where it normally is, between 75-60, down to 40-42. It's only happened a few times in the last 3-4 weeks. It only lasts for a few minutes. I don't notice it... it doesn't wake me up or anything. It -could- actually be a problem in the watch, but I can't verify that. I have been searching but I can't find this described anywhere. Sites only seem to talk about rates that are low all night, or rates that spike. Is this a known thing and if so is there a place I should go to read about it? I have a graph of it, but I can't seem to post images here.