Study Finds Napping Is Lowering Risk Of Fatal Heart Problems

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross

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.

More from Dr. Brian McDonough

More From CBS Philly

Latest Forecast
Weather App
Latest Videos

Watch & Listen LIVE