LEAVE THE REST UP TO US!

Thank you for contacting Prescribe FIT!

We’ll find the best associate to help you. He or she will be in touch with you shortly. Shouldyouhavequestionsinthemeantime, we’dlovetohearfromyouat 614-859-9404.

Thankyou,
ThePrescribeFITTeam

Signup/Login
blog

Go Ahead And Nap

Napping

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps.

This is an observational study, and as such, can’t establish cause, added to which the information on nap and sleep patterns relied on personal recall. But nap frequency may help to explain the differing conclusions reached by researchers about the impact of napping on heart health, suggest the study authors.

Learn more about Prescribe FIT’s approach to Wellness

In a linked editorial, Drs Yue Leng and Kristine Yaffe, of the University of California at San Francisco, USA, point out that research in this area is hampered by the absence of a gold standard for defining and measuring naps, making it “premature to conclude on the appropriateness of napping for maintaining optimal heart health.”

But they add: “While the exact physiological pathways linking daytime napping to [cardiovascular disease] risk is not clear, [this research] contributes to the ongoing debate on the health implications of napping, and suggests that it might not only be the duration, but also the frequency that matters.”

And they conclude: “The study of napping is a challenging but also a promising field with potentially significant public health implications. While there remain more questions than answers, it is time to start unveiling the power of naps for a supercharged heart.”

Read more about how “Once Or Twice Weekly Naps” from ScienceDaily.