Mar 15, 2019
A one-hour midday nap can help you control your blood pressure as well as taking medications or changing your diet. Greek cardiologists will be presenting their data demonstrating this effect next week at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions.
The researchers studied more than 200 middle aged subjects comparing the blood pressures of those who napped with those who did not. The napping group enjoyed an average of 5 mmHg lower systolic pressure and an average of 3 mmHg lower diastolic pressure. These numbers don’t sound impressive but they are.
A midday napping “reset” relaxes both the cardiovascular system and the brain. A regular nap certainly beat popping blood pressure pills or disgusting, restrictive diets.
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American College of Cardiology. "A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay: Catching some midday shut-eye linked to similar drops in blood pressure seen with other lifestyle changes, some medications." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 March 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307081029.htm.