World Hypertension Day: Power naps during daytime may put you at risk of high blood pressure

17 May 2016, 11:33 PM
World Hypertension Day: Power naps during daytime may put you at risk of high blood pressure. (Representational Image)
World Hypertension Day: Power naps during daytime may put you at risk of high blood pressure. (Representational Image)

Power naps are good, even during the day time and we all love to take some quick naps during our work. But a new study suggests that those who steal forty winks in the day are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. After researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN conducted a meta-analysis including data from nine observational studies with 112,267 participants, it was found that seeking midday shut-eye had a 13-19% increase in risk for hypertension.

As opposed to this researchers when looked at the data on the link between night time napping in individuals who work night-shifts and hypertension, the results were limited.

One of the observational study found that night-shift workers who napped at night showed reduced risk of hypertension by 21%. Though we all know that sleep is important and plays a vital role in overall well-being but our lifestyle has to be good enough to keep us healthy and fit.

Hypertension is a growing health problem these days. People suffering from this require lifestyle changes, adding more veggies to diet and enough water intake can help a lot. The study was presented at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension. 

First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 07:50 PM

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