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How to nap

26/02/2023 08:04 PM | Click to read full article

Afternoon napping used to be a fixture in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and East Asian societies. However, with economic development, air-conditioning and the emergence of work schedules aligned to those in Western Europe and North America, the practice has declined in many countries where it was once common. Research has found that a 60- or 90-minute nap restored their alertness and ability to pay attention almost to the level of control participants, who were averaging nine hours of sleep a night.