Daytime Nappers Are More Likely to Die Young: Here’s Why
Oh, great, another thing to worry about! Researchers at Cambridge University in England just published the results of a 13-year study of more than 16,000 people . . . and they found people who regularly take naps are much more likely to DIE YOUNG.
And not just a little more likely, a lot more likely. People who take naps are almost 33% more likely to die before age 65 than people who don't!
The main reason? A respiratory illness!
The researchers aren't sure if people who nap develop breathing problems, or if undiagnosed breathing problems make people more tired in turn making them nap more.
I'm panicking about this because my idea of a perfect day involves a serious nap. And, not just a lay your head down on your desk for 15 minutes, nap, but a PJ's on, ceiling fan, snuggle in, 2 hour ordeal!
Now I can't be sure how serious this all is, but if you are a napper (which I am) and you have an appointment with a doctor anytime soon (which I do) then you might want to ask her (which I will) if this study is anything you need to be concerned with.
Here's hoping we can still nap in peace!
Here's an actual photo of me sleeping that my children took. Sneaky little devils!