Too much or too little sleep is thought to increase the risk of obesity and various diseases, but the duration of the afternoon nap also has positive or negative effects on health.
This was revealed in a new medical study.
A study published in the journal Obesity found that sleeping more than 30 minutes in the afternoon increased the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome (a combination of other problems including high blood pressure and blood sugar levels).
Research has found that people who sleep longer in the afternoon are more likely to have problems such as excess body weight, increased blood sugar and blood pressure levels, which are indicators of poor health.
The study involved 3,275 people and examined the effects of afternoon naps on the body.
The results showed that those who slept less than 30 minutes did not have an increased risk of obesity or metabolic syndrome.
Similarly, people who nap for more than 30 minutes are 2.1% more likely to gain weight and 8.1% more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
The researchers said that people need to monitor the duration of Qylule for its benefits.
He said that a short afternoon nap is best for health.
Earlier, in April 2023, a clinical study in Spain reported that snoozing for more than 30 minutes per day increased the risk of suffering from an irregular heartbeat disorder.
It is a heart condition that affects more than 40 million people worldwide and increases the risk of stroke by 5 times.
The study found that people who slept for 30 minutes or more in the afternoon doubled their risk of having an irregular heartbeat.
However, this risk is reduced in those who take a nap for a few minutes in the afternoon.
The researchers also stated that the optimal time for an afternoon nap is between 15 and 30 minutes.
According to researchers, sleeping too long in the afternoon affects sleep at night, which damages the body’s internal clock.