Nap and Heart Health

Not many people aware, slept a moment during the lunch break to help reduce the risk of death, especially in the able-bodied young men. Greek scientists who conducted research for six-year period mentioned nap for about 30 minutes at least three times a week had a 37 percent lower risk of impaired heart disease.

The experts expressed naps help people to relax and reduce their stress levels, even smaller heart problems found in the country who regularly take a nap, although some studies show different results.

Research conducted in Greece was performed on 23 681 men and women in the age range 20 to 86 years. The participants have a good health record, no history of heart disease and other acute illnesses.

In a six-year study, the participants were asked details about their siesta hour, their eating habits and regular physical activity they do.

As a result, the researchers said those who napped had a lower risk of suffering from heart problems as much as 34 percent than those who did not nap.

While those who napped for more than 30 minutes for three or more in each week has a record 37 percent lower heart disorder.

Afternoon Sleep At noon PekerjaTidur also reduce the risk of heart problems in the workers, where about 64 percent decreased risk of heart risk of death. While unemployment in men, accounting for only about 36 percent.

In this study, the comparison is not so much found the death rate in women.

"Nap and vascular disorders have a significant relationship. Phenomenon is found in countries that the majority of the population is undergoing routine periodic naps, and the result is the death rate due to the disruption of blood vessels is very low," said lead investigator Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Harvard School of Public Health, as quoted by the BBC on Monday (2/12/2007).

Trichopoulos also added, although various studies of napping is often done with different results, but there are important points that can be drawn from this study, namely: we become aware of health and limit one's ability to control their physical activity.

The same thing also be said June Davison, health nurse from the British Heart Foundation, which states nap penyaki help reduce the risk of heart disease, especially in the male workers.

"Nap in the midst of hours of rest helps us to relax and escape the burden for a moment, and it was very berrarti for our health. What we must remember is to balance rest and activity," said Davison.

Davison also added those who are easily stressed because the work tends to reckless with their health behaviors, such as excessive smoking, eating unhealthy foods, drink alcoholic beverages and even forget to exercise. This has further increased the risk of heart problems.

The program has been ogled nap Yarde Metals, aluminum and iron industry has a special room for workers nap in their offices, in Southington, Connecticut. Nap room has two leather sofas, soft pillows, dim lighting and an alarm clock.

"Although only a little nap, but I can go back to collect the energy and make the body fit. I think naps should begin to get used in the routine of our jobs," says Mark Ekenbarger, Yarde Metals Company engineers, who suffered pembesaraan arteries and should routinely undergo upper nap heart doctor's advice.
"Nap itself is not a habit in America, because the same napping with laziness in the business world with high mobility. But now, several offices in the United States began to allow time for a nap for 30-40 minutes during the lunch break, and the results are those who utilize naps become more productive, "said Bill Anthony, psychological, Boston University and author of" The Art of Napping at Work.

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