Office Naps Good for the Heart

Interesting bit of news from Yahoo!:

Office nappers now have the perfect excuse: New research shows that a little midday snooze seems to reduce the risk of fatal heart problems, especially among men.
Those who napped for about half an hour at least three times weekly had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from heart attacks or other heart problems than those who did not nap.

The article also mentioned that some companies allow “on the job naps”, and found that their workers are more productive as a result. OK, I’m not a doctor but this seems perfectly natural; once you’re sufficiently rested, you’re more ready to face the challenges ahead.

Note my emphasis on the word sufficiently. Over-sleeping just makes you feel sluggish and sometimes more tired than before you slept.

So boss, I’ll just take a few minutes of heart-treatment-nap for a while 😉