Afternoon Napping and Cognition in Chinese Older Adults: Findings from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study Baseline Assessment

20 Dec 2016Junxin Li PhD, Pamela Z. Cacchione PhD, Nancy Hodgson PhD, Barbara Riegel PhD, Brendan T. Keenan MS, Mathew T. Scharf MD, PhD, Kathy C. Richards PhD, Nalaka S. Gooneratne MD

A cross-sectional association was found between moderate postlunch napping and better cognition in Chinese older adults, but with increased risks of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases

Cross-section study
2 effects
2974 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Napping Selfcare risk & protective factor
Napping
Selfcare

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor increase risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

Low evidence
13.1%

Napping Selfcare risk & protective factor
Napping
Selfcare

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Cognitive Activity
Brain system

High evidence
11.9%