(Phoenix, Arizona) September 10, 2019- There’s new evidence that daytime naps may be linked to a lower risk of heart attack or stroke, but only if they’re limited to a few times a week.

The research, published Monday in the journal Heart, is based on data collected from nearly 3,500 people living in Switzerland.

It was that occasional nap frequency that was linked to a 48 percent lowered risk for heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

Clinical Sleep Educator, Lauri Leadley, Founder of Valley Sleep Center, is available on short notice for interviews regarding napping and anything related to sleep. She is available with props (see below)  for in studio interviews or you can film at one of Valley Sleep Center’s five locations in Phoenix.

Talking points:

  • The results of the study
  • What happens when you don’t get enough sleep
  • Benefits of napping
  • How to nap: how long, how to get comfortable, how often


  • Napping aids- pillows, eye masks, aroma therapy, yoga nidra

Media Contact:

Wendy David 480-242-5219 (call or text)


About Valley Sleep Center: 

Valley Sleep Center provides complete sleep health management including sleep studies, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. They have five clinics in the Phoenix area including locations in Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.  Valley Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

For more information, go to valleysleepcenter.com.