For those who get up at night from sleep to urinate or early in the morning.

For those who get up at night from sleep to urinate or early in the morning.

*Each individual must take note of the three 1/2 minutes.*

*Why is it important? Three 1/2 minutes will greatly reduce the number of sudden deaths.*

*Often this occurs: a person who still looks healthy has died in the night.*

*Often we hear stories of people who say, “Yesterday, I was chatting with him. Why did he suddenly die?*

*The reason is that when you wake up at night to go to the bathroom, it is often done in a rush.*

*Immediately we stand, and the brain lacks blood flow.*

*Why are “Three 1/2 minutes” very important?*
*In the middle of the night, when you are awakened by the urge to urinate for example, the ECG pattern can change.*

*Because in getting up suddenly, the brain will be anaemic and causes heart failure due to lack of blood.*

*You are advised to practice the “Three 1/2 minutes,” which are:*

*1. When waking from sleep, lie in bed for the 1st 1/2 minute;*

*2. Sit in bed for the next 1/2 minute;*

*3. Lower your legs, sitting on the edge of the bed for the last half-minute.*

*After three 1/2 minutes, you will not have anaemic brain and heart will not fail, reducing the possibility of a fall and sudden death.*

*Share with family, friends & loved ones.*

*It can occur regardless of age; young or old.*

*Sharing is Caring. If you already know, regard this as a refresher.”*

Please try to forward this important Health tip to all your groups, and you/your family also should follow it.

Author: Manjushree Sudheendra

I am Manjushree Sudheendra studying in 10th Standard in St. Teresa's School, Santacruz, Mumbai

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