Taking a nap can reduce blood pressure

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cats sleep a lot, and it may seem that they are wasting a great deal of their time, but maybe they know something we dont. A Greek trials published in Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that people who take a NAP of at least 30 minutes, has 37% lower risk of dying from heart-disease.

A second attempt from the Journal of Applied Physiology gave one possible explanation: blood pressure drops, just before you fall asleep. Researchers have yet to determine whether the blood pressure then rises again when you wake up. A NAP is certainly not any insurance against heart problems, but the tests provides a good excuse to take a ... Zzz

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