Monday morning stress

Since I made a post about 9AM on Monday morning being a frequent time to have heart attacks, I thought it would be good to double-check whether this is true.

Monday morning bad for your health (Thursday, February 3, 2005 Posted: 1735 GMT (0135 HKT) CNN.COM)

High blood pressure is associated with a greater risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke, and the results could help to explain why there are more heart attacks on Mondays than at any other time of the week.

... In the latest study, 175 men and women were fitted with devices to measure fluctuations in their blood pressure over the course of a week. The results showed a surge among those getting ready for work on Monday morning.

Volunteers who were not going to work didn't experience a comparable increase, suggesting a link between increased blood pressure and work-related stress.