Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Siestas good for the heart
Taking a midday nap helps to relieve stress as demonstrated by the working pair snoozing on their table.
People who take at least three daytime naps a week lasting 30 minutes or longer cut their risk of dying from a heart attack by 37 percent, according to a study by a team of U.S. and Greek researchers.
Regular siestas apparently lower stress, which is frequently associated with heart disease, the scientists report in Monday's edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a leading medical journal.
The study appears in the February 12, 2007 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine.