We've all heard of the merits of power naps and our very own sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, is a huge believer in the value of napping, so we were delighted to see Tiffanie Wen's article published today agreeing with the benefits of a quick nap.
Napping is often looked down on napping in the adult working world, but evidence is growing to support the theory that napping can produce cognitive benefits from increased alertness to improved motor skills, perception and memory consolidation.
According to researchers June C. Lo, Derk-Jan Dijk and John A. Groeger, both nocturnal and daytime sleeping improved memory consolidation for unrelated word pairs - like 'pepper' and 'elbow' - suggesting it can help if you're trying to learn a tricky-to-remember concept. Another study, conducted at the Beijing University of Technology, examined the effect of napping on athletes after training. It found that naps could improve brain function and visual systems, and promote physical and mental recovery. Concluding, that with just a simple short nap a day we can improve our brain power.
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