A study carried out by health specialists from the UK Biobank ensures that those who nap regularly are more likely to suffer a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and have high blood pressure.
360,000 people participated in the investigation, where the specialists analyzed the behavior of the individuals and their life habits. Also, they worked with blood and urine samples that were required on a regular basis. They found that people over the age of 60 who napped regularly were 12% more likely to develop high blood pressure over time and 24% more likely to have a stroke. compared to people who never took a nap. While the risk of hypertension rose to 20 percent.
Another study carried out in April by scientists from the United States already warned about the risks of napping. In that report it was ensured that older adults who napped at least once a day or more than one hour a day were 40% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.