Napping is good for heart health, study finds

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The study was observational, meaning a cause and effect was not established. (iStock)

(Madeline Farber/ Fox News) — Rejoice, nap lovers! A recent study found a daytime snooze once or twice a week could benefit your heart.

In a study published Monday in the journal Heart, researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland detailed the results from their study on the relationship between napping frequency/average nap time and the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease (CVD). While other studies have looked at the link between napping and heart health, the study is one of the few that considers napping frequency and duration, researchers claim.

For the study, researchers tracked 3,462 Swiss adults between the ages of 35 and 75 for a little more than five years. When the study began, 58 percent of participants said they had not napped in the previous week, while 19 percent said they took one to two naps. Roughly 12 percent took three to five, while 11 percent took six to seven. (…)

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