Indulging in a day time nap is the stuff of workday dreams.
But, a team of scientists have warned allowing yourself the luxury could increase the risk of premature death.
Taking long naps, or being excessively tired during the day, is linked to a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a new study today revealed.
The umbrella term covers a range of conditions, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, having excess fat around the waist, and high blood sugar – all of which raise a person’s risk of heart disease.
The findings, which will be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th annual scientific session, show napping for 40 minutes of longer was tied to a steep increase in the risk of being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.