A recent article on WebMd dealt with things that can help us live longer lives. Some of the tips were kind of expected. After all we all know that eating right, not smoking, and making healthy choices are important to longevity. However, I got a kick out of a unexpected healthy habit that made the list: Taking Daily Naps. A recent study with 24,000 participants suggests that regular nappers are 37% less likely to die from heart disease than occasional nappers.
Not only are naps a perfect, delicious way to catch up on sleep, experts believe they keep stress hormones down, which is a great benefit to your heart’s health – to say nothing of your disposition!
The next time you want to catch a few zzzz’s, just tell everyone you’re only doing it for your heart. 😉