Could Your Nap Time Lead To Diabetes?

Pull your head out from under the covers: Taking long naps might increase your risk of heart problems and diabetes, a new meta-analysispresented at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Annual Scientific Session suggests.

After analyzing data on more than 300,000 people from 21 different studies, the researchers concluded that people who napped more than 60 minutes a day—and who reported high levels of daytime fatigue—were about 50% more likely to develop diabetes than those who napped for less than an hour a day. The combo of hour-plus naps and daytime tiredness also spiked the risk of developing metabolic syndrome—a constellation of factors linked to heart disease, like a large waistline, high blood pressure, and high levels of triglycerides—by about 50%, too.

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