For us nappers!
In the largest study of siestas and coronary deaths, researchers reported Monday that people who napped at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week, were 37 percent less likely to die from heart disease. Those who napped occasionally saw a 12 percent reduction.
“If you can have a nap without disturbing your working pattern or relationship with your boss, do have it,” said senior author Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Trichopoulos said the risk reduction found in the study was similar to that associated with drugs commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular risk, such as statins. Plus, napping has no side effects.