Afternoon nap can be hazardous to health, says study

Scientists in Melbourne have suggested that dozing for more than 30 minutes in the daytime can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The study conducted on 27,009 people aged 45 or over, found that out of those who took naps, 40% had high blood pressure, versus 33% who didn’t take siestas.

Some researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China also found that 24% of afternoon sleepers had high cholesterol, compared to 19% of those who stayed awake.

Dozing for less than 30 minutes or not at all, reduced the above problems.

The results were found to be so, because sleepers are not involved in type of physical exercise.