Napping frequently linked to increased risk for high blood pressure, stroke

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New York Daily News

Don’t sleep your life away. According to a new study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, napping on a regular basis triggers an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure and having a stroke. Researchers found snoozing during daylight hours is associated with a 12% higher risk of blood pressure and a 24% higher risk of having a stroke when compared with those who never nap. Their findings are based on data from UK Biobank, a biomedical database that contains anonymized genetic and health information from half a million participants across the United K…

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