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Benefits of Naps: The Why, When, and How of Napping

Benefits of Naps: The Why, When, and How of Napping

Have you ever had those days where you are so sleep deprived that you can't think straight?  I sure have!  But do you ever consider taking a nap in lieu of trying to "get things done"?  Yeah, me neither...  Society has made us believe that taking naps is a bad thing -- like you're being lazy if you're not continuously on the go all the time.  What we need to realize, though, is that if we don't get a good night's sleep (and well, who doesn't every now and then?), then instead of staying awake to "get more done" and "be more productive", our cognitive capabilities are never going to be at 100% and we should seriously consider taking a nap.