Napping Can Reduce Stress and Improve Heart Health

Nappint - heart diseaseStress is linked to a host of health problems including hypertension and the onset of glaucoma.  At Natural Eye Care we recommend that people concerned about their eye health and their overall health do whatever they can to reduce their stress levels including practicing yoga or tai chi, taking up a regular meditation practice, and taking walks in nature.

A new study in International Journal of Behavioral Medicine describes how a daily nap of at least 45 minutes reduces stress and helps lower blood pressure and promotes heart health.

Research involved 85 healthy college students.  Those who napped had significantly lower blood pressure than those did not sleep during the day. Source:

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