We鈥檝e all been there: You get home from work, and you鈥檙e just SO. TIRED. So you lay down just to 鈥渞est your eyes鈥 for a few minutes鈥 annddddddd before you know, you鈥檙e completely and totally passed out. Heck, some people aren鈥檛 even waiting until they get home to get their聽naps on!

Woman sleeping at home in her bed

Ah, well. No harm in a little nap now and then, right? With an entire day devoted to the activity, it can鈥檛 be all that bad! Actually, according to a new study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, it kinda鈥 sorta鈥 is.

In a study of more than 300,000 people, those that took regular naps of just 40 minutes or more were found to have significantly increased their risk for metabolic issues, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and extra fat gain around the waist. (Eeeeep!)

What鈥檚 more, those who slept for even longer periods of time (90 minutes or more) increased their risk for type 2 diabetes by 50% 鈥 a pretty terrifying stat, indeed.

This has to be some kind of a sick joke, right? Unfortunately not, but the one saving grace may be that these findings only applied to individuals indulging in longer naps 鈥 those who slept for 30 minutes or less actually saw decreases in metabolic risks.

As big nap advocates, we鈥檝e gotta鈥 say, we鈥檙e a little bummed about this one. While we won鈥檛 be giving up naps entirely, we鈥檒l certainly be more conscious of how long we sleep from here on out. So long, snooze button 鈥 ye served us well!

Will this news affect your napping habits? Let us know over @BritandCo!

(h/t Cosmopolitan, photos via Getty)