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How long should your naps be?

15/09/2021 04:00 PM | Click to read full article

Your eyes get heavy and gradually close… But wait! It’s only lunch time and you still have so much to do. Would taking a nap help? Or would it derail your day? Well, that depends on a few things— especially what stages of sleep the nap includes.

Sara C. Mednick details the cognitive benefits of napping, and explores the optimal length and time of day for a quick snooze.