Greek researchers evaluated 212 individuals with a mean blood pressure of 129.9 mm Hg, average age of 62, and found that those who took a nap at midday had a 5.3 mm Hg reduction in systolic BP, compared with those who did not take a midday nap. The study, to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual conference, revealed that each additional 60 minutes of napping time was associated with 3 mm Hg drop in average 24-hour systolic BP.
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