Mediation effect of platelet indices on the association of daytime nap duration with 10-year ASCVD risk

Daytime nap is associated with the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, the contribution of platelet to the association of daytime nap with ASCVD remains unclear. We analyzed the mediation effect of abnormal platelet indices on the association between daytime nap and 10-year ASCVD risk. The participants of this study were 2445 adults aged 30 to 74 years without ASCVD from the baseline Wuhan residents (n = 3053) of the Wuhan-Zhuhai (WHZH) Cohort Study. Participants completed the questionnaire and physical examination (including blood pressure, height, weight, and blood biochemical indicators). We assessed the association of daytime nap or nocturnal sleep duration with 10-year ASCVD risk and mediation effects of platelet indices on the associations using generalized linear models (GLM). Individuals with daytime nap duration of 30 or 60 min had a 1.37- (95%CI: 1.05, 1.78) or 1.44- (95%CI: 1.17, 1.78) fold increased risk of 10-year ASCVD compared with non-nappers. As compared with non-nappers, MPV values or MPV/PLT ratio mediated 15.29% or 6.18% of the association of daytime nap duration of 30 min with 10-year ADCVD risk as well as 19.21% or 7.61% of the association of daytime nap duration of 60 min with 10-year ADCVD risk (all p < .05). Platelet might partially contribute to increased 10-year ASCVD risk in individuals with daytime nap duration of 30 or 60 min.