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A Siesta Is Good — But Not Too Long

If you enjoy an afternoon nap, researchers say go ahead and indulge; it can be good for you — just be sure it’s a short one, this is sometimes referred to as a “power nap.” Snoozing beyond 30 minutes can contribute to obesity, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure, according to a new study. “Not all siestas are the same. The length of time, position of sleep and other specific factors can affect the health outcomes of a nap,” said study co-author Marta...

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