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February 12, 2007


I often nap on the Metro into work and again on my way home, so I was pleased to learn that a study showed that "a little midday snooze seems to reduce risks for fatal heart problems, especially among men."

But the news for women was equivocal:

It's likely that women reap similar benefits from napping, but not enough of them died during the study to be sure, said Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, the study's senior author and a researcher at Harvard University and the University of Athens Medical School.
Sometimes women can be totally uncooperative.