Napping in Daytime is Beneficial for Heart Health
HealthGeekss | Sept 13,2019
Napping once or twice per week in Daytime is beneficial for heart health by halving the risks of heart attack and stroke.
Nadine Housler, P.H.D scholar from the department of internal medicine at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland published findings in BMJ journal Heart.
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Housler and colleagues explained in paper that there is much controversy about the link between daytime napping and cardio health.
To resolve the controversy between daytime napping and heart health, researcher reviewed the 3,462 adults in Switzerland.
To find the association, team used the data of participants aged between 35 and 75 years,before didn’t admit any cardiovascular disease.
Researchers reviewed the link between napping duration and napping frequency on one hand, while analyze the heart attack, stroke and heart failure on the other hand for 5 years.
Team members asked the participants about their sleeping and napping patterns, approximately 1,740 people had reported no nap in a week, 700 participants had reported nap once or twice week, 415 napped 3-5 times, similar people reported nap 6-7 times in a week.
During the follow up period, 155 people reported cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that people who take 1-2 times week were 48% less likely to develop any kind of heart disease as compare to them who didn’t nap.
But researchers didn’t found any kind of association between napping duration and cardiovascular disease.
Summary: Nadine Housler said that subjects who nap once or twice a week have lower risks of cardiovascular disease, while there was no association between napping duration and cardiovascular disease.
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