In an ideal world we would all be able to take time out of our busy day and recharge with a much needed nap. Dr. Sara Mednick, a sleep researcher and author, has some key strategies to improve your nap as well as your health in the process, in today's Huffington Post.
To achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle, with regular, restful sleep, diet and nutrition is essential to firstly establish and secondly maintain a positive wellbeing.
Almost a century after the discovery that sleep helps us remember things, scientists are now beginning to understand why. The Society for Neuroscience has discovered that it comes down to the active chemicals in your brain, while you are asleep.
Most of us aren't sleeping as much as we think we are, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders. Most people lie in bed for 7 hours but are only actually sleeping for 5 or 6 due to a lack of 'sleep efficiency'.