Daytime sleep is important for heart health scientists

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Daytime sleep has a positive effect on heart health

Scientists say, if you take the time for a NAP once or twice a week, then this will reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

A new study found that sleep one or two times a week can reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes. It is reported by CNN on Wednesday, September 11.

Researchers from the University hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, studied the relationship between the frequency and duration of sleep and risk of complications with a fatal outcome and no fatal outcome of cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists were observing 3462 people aged 35 to 75 years for a little more than five years. The authors of the report found that those who from time to time dozing – once or twice a week, from five minutes to hours, by 48% less likely to have transferred heart attack, stroke or heart failure than those who did not sleep.

Observational study, which was published in the journal Heart British cardiovascular society, found that such a relationship did not arise to a greater frequency or duration of daytime sleep.

The researchers argue that, although some studies have been conducted on the influence of daytime sleep on heart health, many published studies do not consider the frequency or NAP duration.

“People who sleep once or twice a week have lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, whereas it was not detected no connection for more frequent daytime sleep”, – the authors of the report.

Naveed Sattar, Professor of metabolic medicine at Glasgow University, said that although the study was “interesting”, it seems that those who sleep once or twice a week is healthier or organized way of life, but those who were asleep were probably less healthy.

“This means that the first model is a random NAP is intentional and the second is a more regular – probably represents a subclinical disease associated with a worse lifestyle. This could explain the differences in the risks,” said Sattar.

However, the residual insights so far. At the moment scientists say that it is much better to strive for a regular sleep and follow your normal routine, tips on proper nutrition and a decent level of activity.

Earlier, scientists said that sleep protects against aging and cancer.

It was also reported that Suprun explained why it is impossible “to sleep in on the weekend.”

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