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Afternoon Naps Found to Boost Brain Function

Hopkins, N. (2021, March 10). Afternoon Naps Found to Boost Brain Function. Natural Healthy News. https://www.naturalhealthynews.com/afternoon-naps-found-to-improve-mental-acuity/?uuid=ED2Bx3ZLNF0LuTeRSjhxyN8Q_A859

Remember those days as a child when afternoon nap time would roll around and you fought tooth and nail to avoid this downtime? I mean, come on, who wanted to take a nap? We were kids! We had forts to build, bikes to ride, and hey, those tea parties weren’t going to happen all on their own, right?! Ah, but now, as an adult…Well, not only are you not alone in those feelings, science confirms the benefit of a mental recharge come midafternoon in the form of…you guessed it…a NAP!

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Sources:

  1. https://www.sciencealert.com/afternoon-naps-may-boost-your-brain-s-mental-agility-study-suggests
  2. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-of-napping
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21075238/
  4. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/sleep-report
  5. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/07-08/naps
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447528/
  7. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/napping/art-20048319#:~:text=Aim%20to%20nap%20for%20only,are%20to%20feel%20groggy%20afterward.
  8. https://www.nolahmattress.com/blogs/blog/you-ll-regret-100-percent-of-the-naps-you-don-t-take