It is official, taking an afternoon nap maybe good for your heart especially for young men as a six year study in Greece found out. The study found that taking a 30 minutes siesta at least 3 times a week would lower the chances of a heart related death by 37%! This study also found out that napping might help you to relax and reduce your stress levels. Apparently countries where siesta is common have a lower level of heart disease, this applies to the Mediterranean countries mainly. Many stressed people would be tempted to have an unhealthy behaviour such as smoking or unhealthy eating, napping is the best solution and it is healthy.
Even though I have been living here in the UK for many years, I think that afternoon napping is in my blood, there really is nothing better than a short sleep if I can get away with it, usually around 3 in the afternoon I get so sleepy that I can hardly keep my eyes open, if I am not at work then I would certainly go to bed and enjoy every minute of it. I have a colleague here at work who comes from Egypt, he would fall asleep at his desk every afternoon, real deep sleep with snoring sometimes, I am a light sleeper so I only manage short few seconds of sleep at a time and always wish that my bed was here, as I always say to my friends, there is no better invention than a comfy warm bed, priceless! So if you are caught napping by your boss just tel him/her that you were just having a healthy moment and need to look after your heart.