A new study of seniors by the American Heart Association suggests that daytime snoozing may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (AHA).
The study, which was published at the end of July, evaluated 12,268 Swedish twins to assess whether sleep patterns and heart disease were related.
There was a 47% increase in cardiovascular disease risk among participants who slept less than 7 hours per night and napped for more than 30 minutes during the day.
Individuals who slept between seven and nine hours each night, as opposed to napping, had the lowest rates of cardiovascular disease.
The risk of cardiovascular disease was elevated by 14% in those who slept less than that, and by 10% in those who slept more.
According to a study published in July 2022 by the American Heart Association, midday nappers have a 12 percent higher risk of hypertension and a 24 percent higher risk of stroke
Many people nap because they don't get enough sleep at night, which isn't unsafe. Nighttime sleep deprivation is connected to bad health, and day naps cannot compensate.
Snoring, insomnia, and being a night owl all contribute to a less restful night's sleep, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.