you're searching for lifestyle changes to help lower
your blood pressure (BP), one effective strategy may be
an old-fashioned siesta.
research from Greece found that Systolic BP in people
who took a midday nap averaged 5 percent lower than that
of patients who didn't nap.
researchers enrolled 200 men and 186 women with
hypertension to assess the effect of a daily nap on
blood pressure readings. The average age of the patients
was 61.4 years. The researchers tested the patients'
blood pressure in the office and by utilizing 24-hour
ambulatory measurements and assessed their
cardiovascular health. They also recorded the amount of
napping time the patients reported.
adjusting for other factors that could affect blood
pressure - among them age, gender, body mass index,
smoking status, salt, alcohol coffee consumption and
exercise - they found that blood pressure was lower
among those who took a daytime nap, and that these
patients needed fewer drugs to control their blood
pressure than those who didn't nap.
leader Manolis Kallistratos, MD, a cardiologist, noted
that although the blood pressure reductions seen in the
study do not seem dramatic, decreases as small as 2
millimeters of mercury in systolic blood pressure can
reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 10
above article copied from a new letter by Dr. Andrew
Mike Kohut, President, DDMS
Copyright: 2015 by DDMS & iMobLife