Research reveals that napping reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes


by Pim Chu

Of Science magazine in August 2019 Heart latest of papers that have been published in the Swiss adult and is doing a nap once or twice a week, rather than people who are not taking a nap, such as heart attack and stroke heart Announced that the risk of vascular disease is low.

Association of napping with incident cardiovascular events in a prospective cohort study | Heart
https://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2019/08/16/heartjnl-2019-314999

Naps May Be Good for Your Heart, a New Study Says | Time
https://time.com/5672111/naps-heart-health-study/

In the study, about 7500 Swiss adults aged 35 to 75 years of age were asked to provide information on their nap week, nighttime sleep time, lifestyle, etc. It seems that they received a physical inspection. According to the survey, more than half of the subjects responded that they did not take a nap, and a total of 1448 subjects responded that they took a nap. Of the subjects, 667 responded that they took a nap 1-2 times a week, 411 3-5 times, and 370 6-7 times a week.

The study has been followed for up to 8 years, and 155 of the subjects had heart disease. According to researchers, subjects who take a nap once or twice a week are more likely than those who do not take a nap, taking into account excessive sleepiness during the day, sleep time at night, and other demographics. Has also been shown to have a low risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. However, for those who took a nap more than once or twice a week, the result that the risk of heart disease was significantly low was not obtained.

by Hernan Sanchez

The nap once or twice a week is 'a valuable way to relieve stress and make up for the lack of sleep at night and can be an excellent way to keep your heart healthy,' the study group wrote. The In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that lack of sleep is a risk factor for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, mental distress, and taking a nap to reduce such health risks. It is likely to be an effective means. In the United States, about one-third of the total population has not secured at least 7 hours of sleep per day. Taking such a nap once or twice a week can lead to significant health benefits.

However, research has also found exceptions for adults over the age of 65. When they were over 65 years old, there were many cases where they had health problems more than other age groups, and there was a tendency to take a longer nap. Therefore, it seems that there were cases where subjects such as 65 years of age and older were not able to reduce the risk of heart disease that would be obtained by taking a nap. In addition, the latest research seems to have not found a strong relationship between nap time and heart health, but past studies have shown that taking too long a nap has a negative effect on the cardiovascular system. The

by Gabriel Matula

The results of this study are all based on self-reporting by the subjects, and it is also important to note that the subjects who became the study samples were few patients with heart disease. Still, Time notes that it is clear that the research results support the idea that napping is a healthy habit.

Taking too long a nap is not recommended from past research results, but many sleep experts recommend a `` 20-minute nap '', which is sufficient for attention, performance, and mood It can be expected to have a positive impact.

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