I take a regular coated aspirin shortly before bedtime about 1/2 hour prior to my slow release niacin tablet and statin (supposed to help with flushing from Niacin). Something I learned here...\
I came across this and thought it might be worth sharing....another reason to do a night time dose.
Aspirin before bed
If aspirin is part of your daily medication routine, taking it before bedtime might improve your blood pressure even as it does its main job â working against heart attack and stroke.
In a small Spanish study, taking low-dose aspirin at night lowered daytime systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) by 7 points and diastolic pressure (the bottom number) by 5 points among people with newly diagnosed mild high blood pressure. That's as much as occurs with exercise or limiting salt. Taking aspirin in the morning increased both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by about 2 points.
Other studies have shown that nighttime aspirin may also be easier on the stomach than aspirin taken in the morning.
If you don't take aspirin, this one study shouldn't prompt you to start, especially not as a way to lower your blood pressure. But if you already take aspirin, it may be worth switching to a nighttime dose.
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