Cracking, an activity observed in most mammals and many other mammals, has attracted controversy among humans. A decrease in productivity may view it as lazy indulgence or activity for children and young children; others have embraced it as necessary for survival. Some countries, like Spain, embrace the idea of a siesta that breaks down the day.
Maybe the Spaniards were on to something. N ew studies say that taking a nap several times a week can be beneficial for heart health.
Researchers at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, publish their findings in the Heart in which they study. a link between the nausea frequency, duration and risk of fatal and non-fatal complications of cardiovascular disease. Researchers tracked 3,462 people between the ages of 35 and 75 for almost eight years and found that those who dozed once or twice a week for between five minutes to an hour were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack , stroke, or heart failure, compared to those not engaged.
"Subjects who sleep once or twice a week are at a lower risk of an incident with an incident with UTI (cardiovascular disease) until an association for a more frequent nap or nap duration is found," the authors [1
"Subjects who sleep once or twice a week are less likely to have an incident with CVD events until an association is found for more frequent naps or naps," the authors of
Because the study was observational, it only allows researchers to identify models and not determine cause and effect, however, a previous study found a link between longer illnesses and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. [
Psychic researchers The authors of the study, who did not participate in the study, wrote in an accompanying Heart editorial that the exact link between naps and health remained unclear.
"While the exact physiological pathways linking daily stopping to cardiovascular disease are unclear, [this research] Contributes to the ongoing debate about the effects of drowsiness on health and suggests that it may not be just the duration.
In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans does not sleep enough. The Sleep Research Society recommends that adults between 18 and 60 years of age receive at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Sleep less than seven hours is associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to the CDC.
"As a nation, we don't get enough sleep," Wayne Giles, MD, director of the CDC's Department of Population Health, said in 2016, "Changing your lifestyle by going to bed at the same time every night ; getting up at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing TVs, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom can help people get the healthy sleep they need. “