Have you ever wondered why most boarding schools enforce siesta for their students? It has been recorded that the siesta habit has been associated with a 37 percent reduction in coronary mortality, possibly due to reduced cardiovascular stress mediated by daytime sleep.

Refreshes the memory

A 15-20 minutes nap can make you feel refreshed ready to assimilate whatever thing you’re about to study. Try it today.


Taking a short nap during the day can lower blood pressure and ward off heart attacks. According to a research study presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in London, it was stated that midday naps seem to lower blood pressure levels and may probably also decrease the number of required antihypertensive medications.

Reduces stress

Findings suggest that daytime sleep may offer cardiovascular benefit by accelerating cardiovascular recovery following mental stressors. This was published in Springer’s journal International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Enhances alertness

Research has shown that taking a siesta can help improve the alertness of the brain. A NASA study shows that a 40 minute nap increases alertness by 100%.

Boost Mood

When our body is stressed a larger percentage of serotonin is used. Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that regulates anxiety, happiness and mood. A deficiency of this leads to depression. Interestingly, one of the ways of raising the level of serotonin in the body is by taking nap.