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The Power of Sleep

Many adults feel that they are too old to nap or don’t have the time to do so. As it turns out, a 15-30 minute power nap can not only increase stamina and motor skills, but it can also boost creativity! According to studies by The Department of Psychology at the University of California at Riverside, “without a midday rest, we are not able to perform at optimal levels throughout the day.” And on top of that, studies show that a 30-minute nap could increase your cognitive faculties by about 40%! When it comes to napping, here are some tips to make the best use of your time: Power naps are short by definition. You will feel the most benefit if you limit it to between 15...

The Health Benefits of Napping

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” – Carrie Snow  According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults typically need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night in order to function at their very best.  Getting less than 7 to 9 hours for a few nights in a row can have the same effect as staying awake for 24 hours straight.  One way to battle the effects of sleep deprivation is to incorporate daytime napping into your daily schedule.  In fact, the length of the nap and the type of sleep that you get during that nap will help determine its potential health benefits. Here are the Potential Health Benefits that come with a certain Nap Duration. 10-20 minutes: Reduces sleepiness;...