Naps May be Good for Heart

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A paper published in the journal Heart reported Swiss adults that took one or two naps during the day had a lower risk of heart problems, including heart disease and strokes. Since poor sleep is a known risk factor for a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular issues, using naps to make up for a loss of sleep at night could make them a healthy habit. Nearly 3,500 Swiss adults, ages 35 to 75, took part in the study. They provided information about napping habits, nighttime sleep, demographics, and lifestyle information, and underwent medical tests meant to assess overall health. Read more here.

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