You Snooze, You… Win?

“You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures,” wrote Winston Churchill. “Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always do … You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one — well, at least one and a half.” Like Churchill, a lot of us are dedicated nappers. In fact, the older we get, the more likely we are to nap. Surveys show that more than half of people 75 and older nap at least twice a week.

That may seem like an innocent enough pleasure. But for decades researchers have been studying napping to understand how it affects everything from health to nighttime sleep patterns, and a few studies have raised red flags, including one that linked napping to health problems. New findings, however, bring much good news, including that napping is associated with a sharper mind.

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“Can Napping Improve Your Memory?” By: Peter Jaret
AARP
September 25th, 2012

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