Snoozing in sunlight can raise blood pressure risk

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: It's true that short power naps in between long-working hours especially during daytime not only keep you refreshed but but also boost productivity.

But soon you will have to scrap your habit of siesta in order to prevent the risk of hypertension, according to a latest report.

Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester found that those who steal forty winks in the day are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure.

For the study, researchers conducted meta analysis with 112,2672 participants that included data from nine observational studies.

The results found that those seeking midday shut-eye had a 13-19 percent increase in risk for hypertension.

However, when researchers looked at the data on the link between nighttime napping in individuals who work night-shifts and hypertension, the results were limited.

In another observation night-shift workers who dozed off at night showed lower risk of hypertension by 21%.

In the study presented at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension lead researcher Wisit Cheungpasitporn said that More research is needed to better understand if the duration of midday sleep, or if diet, exercise, or an underlying medical condition, might be impacting risk.

(With ANI inputs)