Napping in afternoon is good for health; lowers BP and prevents Hypertension

15
Vote


A new study has revealed that napping in afternoon is good for our health. According to researchers, people especially adults should take an hour long nap in the afternoon as it might help in lowering blood pressure. Researchers have also find an interlink between midday nap and reduced use of anti-hypertensive medications.

For the study, researchers involved 386 participants including 200 men and 186 women with an average of 61.4 years. All the participants were suffering from arterial hypertension. Study authors divided the volunteers in two groups. People in the first group were allowed nap in the afternoon while people in the second group didn’t sleep at all midday.

After analysing the data, researchers found that people in the first group who slept midday had five percent lower average 24-hour ambulatory systolic BP when compared to people in the second group those who did not sleep at all midday. Researchers said that average systolic BP was six percent lower while sleeping and four percent lower while awake for people in the first group.

Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion Voula General Hospital in Athens, Greece, said that although the reduction in systolic blood pressure is very small but it can lay down huge impact on risk of cardiovascular diseases. He explained that reduction of 2mmHg in systolic blood pressure can cut short the heart disease risk by 10 percent.

[Story Source] [Contest win Rs 1000-100,000 now]

This post was submitted by superblogger.

Related Posts
Barca look to Messi with qualification in sight

Barca look to Messi with qualification in sight

LONDON: Barcelona will look to star forward Lionel Messi to maintain his sensational form in front of goal as the Spanish giants attempts to seal a place in the Champions League knock stage this week ...
Greece suspends foreign airmail service after attacks

Greece suspends foreign airmail service after attacks

Greece has suspended international airmail for 48 hours after more than a dozen suspicious packages were sent to targets in Greece and across Europe.Police are looking for five men suspected of being ...
Greek economy ‘to shrink by up to 3%’

Greek economy ‘to shrink by up to 3%’

Greece's finance minister has said the country's economy will shrink by up to 3% in 2011, worse than previously estimated."Growth will contract by 4% this year, and next year by between 2.5% and 3%," ...
BP sets out to rebuild reputation

BP sets out to rebuild reputation

UK energy giant BP has outlined a strategy to revive the public's belief in its ability to operate in a responsible manner."We will earn back trust in BP and begin to restore the company's battered re...
Reduction in BMI helps lower BP in obese kids

Reduction in BMI helps lower BP in obese kids

Washington: A new study has revealed overweight children with higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have the same increase in BMI but normal-weight.Th...
Watermelon effectively lowers BP

Watermelon effectively lowers BP

Washington: A pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular dise...

Leave a Reply

 
We will keep You Updated...
Get Free Email Newsletter from VoteUpIndia Sign up for our free email newsletter. (Help?)
Read latest headlines in your favorite news reader
Follow VoteUpIndia  on Twitter Become a VoteUpIndia Fan on Facebook Subscribe to VoteUpIndia in Google Reader Add VoteUpIndia  to My Yahoo Add VoteUpIndia  to Netvibes Subscribe to Free Techie Buzz RSS Feed
Sponsored Links
Advertisements
Featured Video
Amazon
Best Storytellers
Powered by Authors Widget
Recent Posts

McDonald's Suspends Employee, Probes Child's Eviction From Pune Outlet

PUNE: After reports emerged that an eight-year-old destitute child was thrown out of an outlet of...

Why Arjun Made a Humble Request to Cast Sonakshi in Tevar

It's all about wearing your Tevar, this new year. Arjun Kapoor looked dapper at the initial promotions...

5 things Modi needs to do ASAP, after Bihar loss

It's not correct to transpose the outcome from a state election as a referendum on the central government,...

Sehwag's half century in All Star tournament.

The first match has been really special. We thoroughly enjoyed being here. New York, you were brilliant....

Bihar Defeat May Lead to Silent Rebellion in BJP Against PM, Amit Shah: Arun Shourie to NDTV

NEW DELHI: In the aftermath of the BJP's debacle in Bihar, Arun Shourie, one time admirer of Narendra...

Court Refuses to Stop Gillette Razor Ad Starring Deepika Padukone

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to stop a Gillette razor advertisement starring Deepika...

Bigg Boss 9: Roopal Tyagi voted out of the house

TV actor Roopal Tyagi was evicted from reality show Bigg Boss on Sunday’s episode. Roopal is the...
Recent Comments
How i can submit my story...? and where i can see the staus of votes for this?
IFFI lose its art value,so it became lose it commercial value
Dear sir I am sending an article which is based on true story and needs your help to lime light such incidents which never come in
Thanks for the interesting article. Great Post. Keep it up
It is indeed heartening to learn that LSE, the world leader in higher education, will join hands with the most admired Reliance Foun
Tag Cloud