Scientists reveal, taking a daytime nap is great for your health

When was the last time you took a 1-hour nap during the day, especially you hard working Haitians in the Diaspora? Did you know, Taking a nap during the day may lower your blood pressure.

Sleeping : Getting a good night sleep is more important than you think
Sleeping : Getting a good night sleep is more important than you think

Turns out taking a nap can reduce your blood pressure as much blood pressure medication can. Read this from webmd.com

"Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes," said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece.

Taking a low-dose blood pressure drug, for example, can lower your level an average of 5 to 7 mm Hg, while a nap can reduce overall blood pressure an average of 5 mm Hg, the study authors said.

Read An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Also read Are you stressed out? Maybe it is because you are not getting enough sleep

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