1 Hour Afternoon Sleep Can Reduce Blood Pressure Jakarta, Nap sometimes identified with slacker. Though there are benefits too lho. A short nap for 1 hour can help you lower your blood pressure and reduce work stress making you more refreshed. When the daily routines of work and make your stress and depressed, it's good to rest and sleep for a moment to control blood pressure and away from hypertension and heart disease. Studies conducted by researchers from Allegheny College in the U.S., found that 45-60 minutes of sleep during the day could help lower blood pressure after experiencing stress and pressure when on the move, rather than people who do not sleep. By night's sleep now that an average of two hours shorter than 50 years ago, researchers claim nap provides a simple way to improve heart health. Longer working hours and night shift to make people spend more time watching TV until late at night, which affects not sleep soundly. As a result, hours of sleep a night less than two hours from the time they should. In fact, lack of sleep has been associated with numerous serious disease risk is higher, such as hypertension and cardiovascular problems (blood vessels). "Our findings show that napping can provide cardiovascular benefits by accelerating cardiovascular recovery from stress mentally," said Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin, Ph.D., from Allegheny College, as reported by the Telegraph, on Thursday (03/03/2011). In this study, researchers studied 85 healthy students were divided into two groups, which take a nap for 60 minutes and that does not take a nap. The findings, published in Springer's International Journal of Behavioural Medicine shows that students who take a nap for between 45-60 minutes to have lower blood pressure levels significantly during the recovery phase of post-activity (nap) than students who do not sleep. "These experiments prove that napping gives healing and protective benefits," said Sarah Conklin, PhD. Further research is needed to explore the mechanisms linking sleep during the day with heart health, and to evaluate a nap as the practice of healing and protective, especially for people with risk of cardiovascular disease and those with optimal sleep quality.