A European Study Found A Positive Association Between Siesta And Heart Attack Prevention. Should I Be Napping?

Share
Copy

Question: A Recent Study From Europe Found A Positive Association Between Siesta (Napping In The Afternoon) And Heart Attack Prevention. Should I Start Napping Everyday?

Answer: Well, it's a very interesting study from Europe that looks at a relationship between siesta and preventing heart disease, and it raises a question: how much sleep should we get, and should we take a siesta?

I guess my first question is, I don't know how much those folks in Europe are sleeping at night. If you're only getting three hours of sleep at night, it might be a good hour to catch a nap during the day. But if you're getting the usual six to seven hours during the day, and you have a job where people would like you to be at work at two o'clock in the afternoon, my advice would be: sleep at night and work during the day. We don't have any real benefit that stopping activity like that in the presence of a normal sleep schedule actually is going to alter cardiovascular outcomes.

Next: Is There A Connection Between Sleeping Pills And Heart Disease?

null

Previous: To Maintain A Healthy Heart, How Many Hours A Night Should I Sleep?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4222275. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4222275. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4222275.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...