In their provocative article,1 Bursztyn and colleagues demonstrated that elderly individuals who routinely nap in the afternoon have a subsequent overall mortality rate that is doubled. This was evident in those without prior myocardial infarction and persisted when controlling for other risk factors. This study raises important and practical issues that require investigation.
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