Scientists have found that sleeping during the day is deadly

Scientists have found that sleeping during the day is deadly

Categories: Health and Medicine

We are sure that taking a nap in the afternoon for an hour or two is useful for everyone. Such a dream, if a person can afford it, is considered an excellent way of daytime rest, allowing you to gain strength. But the latest research by Chinese scientists suggests that daytime sleep lasting more than an hour is not only not useful, but also deadly.

Scientists have found that sleeping during the day is deadly

Researchers from the Medical University in Guangzhou collected data on the relationship between sleep and the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. The data of 313,651 people described in more than 20 scientific papers of different years were analyzed. 39% of the study participants were not averse to taking a nap during the day and it was among them that the disappointing statistics were revealed.

Scientists have found that sleeping during the day is deadly

It turned out that daytime sleep lasting more than 60 minutes was associated with a 30% increase in the probability of death from various causes and a 34% increase in the probability of cardiovascular diseases. In general, if we talk about sleep during the day, the chances of dying are much higher for those who have collectively slept for more than 6 hours.

Daytime sleep of any duration already increases the probability of death by 19% on average, if we talk about men and women. In the fair sex, resting during the day, the risk of dying increases by 22% compared to those who sleep only at night. Old age increases the risk of dying by another 17%.

Scientists have found that sleeping during the day is deadly

Interestingly, scientists have determined that if you sleep no more than 60 minutes during the day, then such a rest really acts refreshingly and does not affect the risk of sudden death from cardiovascular diseases in any way. So if you plan to lie down to rest after lunch, do not go beyond the hour limit, which is considered safe.

In many Finnish companies, daytime sleep of employees is encouraged, as it is believed that it increases the productivity of the employee. I wonder what the Finns will say now?

Keywords: China | Health and Medicine | Sleep | Scientists | Benefits | Heart Attack

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