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SIESTA

Snooze-Induced Excitation of Sympathetic Triggered. A poorly studied phenomenon in which elderly subjects appear to have an increase in vascular mortality following a siesta (a short rest or nap), which has been attributed to an afternoon peak in blood pressure and heart rate.

SIESTA

Cardiology A clinical trial–Snooze-Induced Excitation of Sympathetic Triggered Activity
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SO THE siesta by all accounts is officially dead, now only a luxury for the elderly -- due to a lifetime of habit - and the pampered classes, including public servants, probably the only workers left in Cyprus who have the opportunity to take a siesta due to their advantageous working hours.
A six-year study found that those who took a 30-minute siesta at least three times a week had a 37% lower risk of heart-related death, .
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical School in Greece have found that Greek workers who took regular siestas had 37 pc lower mortality rates from coronary illnesses than their napless counterparts.
Company bosses are being encouraged to let their staff have a nap in their lunch break as part of National Siesta Day.
So when I came back to Northern Ireland I was sold on siestas.
Dr Calvin Jones of Cardiff University's Welsh Economy Research Unit is in favour of siestas in hot weather, as long as they are in place throughout the UK.
It said that siestas in America were simply called "power naps," and it cited Levi Strauss, Ben & Jerry's, and Mac World magazine as some of the U.
Despite the growing body of research that supports the benefits of sleeping and napping, don't expect siestas to become a national pastime.
You see this in southern Europe where people take siestas.
The research showed 19% of those surveyed would most like to see afternoon siestas introduced to their working environment.
THEY may swear by it in Southern Europe, but a daily siesta could be a killer.
Siesta Beach has clear, warm waters that serve for ideal swimming.