Not just healthy diet, take a quick afternoon nap to lower your blood pressure

Suffering from high blood pressure? Recent research says taking a quick nap can help lower it down and keep you fit.
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“Naps are nature’s way of reminding you that life is nice – like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity,” Peggy Noonan once said. Well, who knew naps could help people recover from serious medical ailments too?

According to recent research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session, people who snooze in the afternoon have a drop in their blood pressure as compared to those who don’t. Unbelievable, right? Well, it’s true. That only indicates that not only a healthy diet and proper medication but a good sleep directly contributes to lowering down the blood pressure.

Since there are no proper symptoms of high blood pressure, it is difficult to deal with its ill-effects. In case, the blood pressure is persistently at a higher rate than normal, it directly affects the heart and circulation of blood in the body by rupturing blood vessels and leading to blood clots in the arteries.

Of course, sleeping for long hours at once is not recommended, but a person shouldn’t be guilty if they hit the snooze button for a few minutes during the day. Taking a nap during the day is said to drop at least 5 mm Hg of blood pressure. According to researchers, it is quite a huge drop in comparison to the other contributing factors. Reportedly, salt and alcohol reduction can bring blood pressure levels down by 3 to 5 mm Hg.

The analysis also recorded factors known to influence blood pressure levels, including age, gender, lifestyle and medications.

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