Ha! Leave it to my people to figure out that naps are good for you! According to a new study out of Switzerland, taking naps is actually really good for your HEART. They're also the ones who say couples should use their own blankets or comforters to achieve optimal sleep. And they have REALLY good cheese and chocolate and watches and throat lozenges. Just saying.
The researchers found that people who took napped once or twice a week had a lower risk of heart disease and strokes than people who never took naps. They didn't specify how long the nap needed to be, but for me, a good 2-3 hours is pretty amazing.
So this begs the question why? Most of us sleep like poo, so naps help ya catch up on that lost sleep, which in turn is good for your heart.