"New study: Siesta as effective as exercise and less alcohol"
"To sleep dinner is not only nice. It lowers blood pressure also. "
"A new study shows that a siesta can be just as effective as exercise."
"High blood pressure is a common condition in Sweden. Almost half of all people between 65 and 85 years of age have high blood pressure. And it increases the risk of both heart attack and stroke."
"Now researchers have discovered another way to lower blood pressure, in addition to stop smoking and take more exercise: take a nap in the middle of the day."
"To take a handset not only gives you new energy. Researchers at the American college of cardiology finds that people who sussade a moment in the middle of the day had greater chance to get a remarkable lowering of blood pressure, compared with those who did not take siesta."
"– Sleep in the middle of the day seems to lower blood pressure to the same extent as other lifestyle changes, such as reducing salt and alcohol intake, " says the cardiologist Manolis Kallistratos, one of the researchers behind the report, to Science Daily."
"sleeping dinner be linked to a lowering of blood pressure by 5 mmHg (millimeters of mercury, which is what the blood pressure is measured in). "
"in Addition, the lowered dygnsgenomsnittet of blood pressure by 3 mmHg for every hour of sleep in the middle of the day."
"These findings are important for a reduction in blood pressure that is as low as 2 mmHg can reduce the risk of cardiovascular kärltillbud as heart attack by up to ten per cent," says Manolis Kallistratos."
"– To take a nap, you can easily do and it usually doesn't cost anything."
"Those in the study who slept for a while in the middle of the day had an average blood pressure of 128,7u002F76,2, compared with those who did not sleep, who had 134,5u002F79,5."
" We want to, of course, does not encourage people to sleep for several hours in a row on the day. But on the other hand, they do not need to have a bad conscience if they can take a short nap with the view of the potential health benefits, " says Kallistratos."
"the Scientists behind the study believe that the Mediterranean siesta, in combination with the cardio - friendly diet, could be an explanation for people's better health in the area. "