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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Summer is here—and what is better than a nap on the hammock or the porch.
That mid-afternoon nap could be good for your health.
Studies have shown a little mid-day snooze seems to reduce risks for fatal heart problems.
In a study performed in Greece those who napped at least three times a week for 30 minutes, they had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from heart attacks or other heart problems than those who did not nap.
A daytime siesta, or nap, is popular in many cultures, especially those in warmer climates.
There’s no reason we can’t get on the bandwagon.