A strange study from the Uni of Cambridge, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, reckons that people who have a daily siesta are 30% more likely to die early.
The study doesn’t draw any conclusions about why siestas are so deadly, but does speculate that the siesta may cause organs to start to swell in preparation for a full sleep, only to be interrupted.
Boffins have followed 16.374 people since 1998. 3.251 of these people have died since then. The category “likes a kip after lunch” appeared to be additionally deadly.