Objectives: Sleep deprivation may increase sympathetic nervous system activity, which, in turn, could result in an increase in blood pressure. However, data examining the relationship between sleep duration and hypertension from rural populations remain to be limited. This study aimed to determine the relationship between sleep duration at night and hypertension among adult women in rural Indonesia. Methods: Community-based study was conducted on adult women from a rural population in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Data was collected via interviews to obtain their sociodemographic information and sleep pattern. Blood pressure was measured using a mercury sphygmomanometer. Results: In total, 105 adult women were enrolled in this study. The prevalence rate of hypertension was found to be 63 (60.0%). The prevalence rate of subjects who sleep less than 7 hours per night was 54 (51.4%). Hypertension was observed in 46 (73.0%) of the participants who slept less than 7 hours, while hypertension was observed in 17 (27.0%) of the participants who slept more than 7 hours (p<0.001). Conclusion: Hypertension was associated with short sleep duration among the rural adult women. These results underscore the potential importance of sufficient sleep in reducing the frequency of hypertension.
- rural population