Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland found that the frequency of napping and average nap duration was connected with the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular episodes such as heart
attack, stroke, or heart failure.
This research concluded with some interesting results, which are as follows:
- Daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
- Nap duration between five minutes to an hour reduced the risk of heart failures by 48%.
- No such association was found for more frequent napping duration.
- Some serious conditions, such as coronary heart disease, can be largely symptom-free for decades before a critical complication such as a heart attack.
- Remember that those who napped daily were likely to be sick as it is linked to a poor lifestyle.
- Do not conclude that napping is a way to reduce the risks of heart attack, although it may improve heart health.
- Finally, aim at a good quality night’s sleep and follow appropriate lifestyle advice and decent activity levels.
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