Blood pressure and health
I've never been too active of a person but I've always been relatively healthy and slightly skinny. But lately my insomnia has been killing me and I don't have much motivation to do much. I don't really sleep well (this isn't anything new) and waking up with a headache is common. I sometimes get to experience migraines with aura, and I think I might be experiencing sleep apnea.
Either way my family history isn't very good: my mom's family is full of eccentric people, and my uncle and aunt suffered from schizophrenia. From my dad's side several had heart problems and suffered with depression and alcoholism.
So that's why I went to the doctor last month to do some basic checks and a blood test. Luckily the results were all perfect, but just in case, I got my blood pressure taken.
The meter read 150/90. Hypertension. It was not insanely high but high enough to be considered. Incidentally that day I had very bad sleep so I was told to take my blood pressure every day for a week to make sure. The results varied between 130/80 and 140/90. So while I didn't have hypertension, I was diagnosed with pre-hypertension with a very high danger of developing it.