January 5, 2020
I always try to squeeze in a nap on the weekend. It turns out I may be on to something.
According to this article at the CNN website, researchers in Switzerland tracked 3,426 healthy adults for five years. Those who dozed for five minutes to an hour once or twice a week were 48 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure than those who never snoozed in the daytime. Napping longer or more often did not deliver any additional health benefits. The researchers were unable to establish the causal relationship between naps and heart health.
But I frankly didn’t need any more convincing.