Sunday, April 2, 2023

Can taking a nap raise your blood pressure?

Taking naps of more than 30 minutes can be harmful.

taking a nap is a habit associated with the Spanish traditionbut that which extends many other countries and cultures. Its convenience for health or not is debated far and wide and there are opinions in both directions.

add one now new scientific evidence, A large study by Chinese researchers, using data from Over half a million participantsand it warns of possible heart health risk,

If you take a nap you will have the highest blood pressure

Research has analyzed data from a common source, the macro-study of British Health Servicewhere information is collected people between 40 and 69 years old UK resident.

People who nap are 24% more likely to have a stroke

loss most excellent result The studies are:

  • people who take a nap 12% higher risk to arrest more pressure.
  • they also have one 24% higher risk Suffering from a stroke or cerebral infarction.
  • study participants less than 60 years they had one higher risk high voltage (20%) compared to those older than this age (10%), both are compared to people who do not blink.
  • as long as you have hardest nap habitThere is an increased risk of high blood pressure.

study, carried out by professors from South Central University In Jiangya City and featured in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension magazine

don’t take long naps

,The conclusion should not be that this nap increases the risk of stroke and high blood pressure“, They say President of the Spanish Federation of Sleep Medicine Societies, Dr. Carlos Agia,

there is evidence that frequent naps of more than 30 minutes They are associated with certain diseases, including heart diseases. Even then, “Those blinks are most likely a reflection of a insufficient night’s sleep or poor quality”, explains Dr. Egia.

Long naps previously linked to increased risk of illness, but not less than 30 minutes

In fact, Chinese studies show that there is a demographic bias in your data. Most of the respondents who take naps are for men, with low economic and educational level, the ratio is also higher smokers, consumers of Liquor with and Insomnia and snoring problem compared to those who do not nap.

,It is quite possible that there is an increased risk because of what happens at nightand that the blinking effect is not enough to counteract it”, concluded Dr. Ega.

Does taking a nap affect a good night’s sleep?

Therefore, the study is critical limitations They should be considered before realizing that taking naps is not healthy. To begin with, the researchers make no distinction between a snoozeIn form of Duration similar. So we don’t know how this factor can affect it.

In any case, what this study can establish is that “should work as excessive blinking warning sign of insufficient night’s sleep”, says Dr. Agia, speaking to the Science Media Center.

the study out of check for those who had other deformities It can mean higher risk: people with diabetesprevious high blood pressure problems, cholesterol or with insomnia, However, this may not be sufficient.

,With the available information, it is not clear whether High frequency of stroke and high blood pressure among the participants who took the nap may be because they had more sleep apnea“, telling Milagros Merino, President of the Spanish Sleep Society,

how long should the nap last

Taking a nap can be one way to help people who haven’t been able to get a good night’s rest. lack of balance night’s sleep,

is even another studyThe data in question contrast with the data, and this indicates a cardiovascular benefit of taking a short nap.

,take a short nap less than 20-30 minutes is relaxingthe opposite of a long nap”, insists Dr. Merino. In any case “need nap paper be individualized for each patient To assess its effect on night’s sleep,

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