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PLOS ONE: “Daytime Naps, Motor Memory Consolidation and Regionally Specific Sleep Spindles.”
Nature Neuroscience: “Sleep-dependent learning: a nap is as good as a night.”
Behavioural Brain Research: “Comparing the benefits of caffeine, naps and placebo on verbal, motor and perceptual memory.”
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory: “Daytime napping: Effects on human direct associative and relational memory.”
Journal of Vision: “Perceptual learning after a nap: The Mini-Me of Sleep.”
Perception: “Perceptual deterioration is reflected in the neural response: fMRI study between nappers and non-nappers.”
Psychophysiology: “Napping versus Resting: Effects on Performance and Mood.”
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: “The effects of a 20‐min nap before post‐lunch dip.”
Journal of Sleep Research: “The recuperative value of brief and ultra-brief naps on alertness and cognitive performance.”
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: “Good sleep, bad sleep! The role of daytime naps in healthy adults.”
Mayo Clinic: “Napping: Do's and don'ts for healthy adults.”
Sleep: “The use of caffeine versus prophylactic naps in sustained performance.”
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: “Napping Reverses the Salivary Interleukin-6 and Urinary Norepinephrine Changes Induced by Sleep Restriction.”
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine: “Daytime sleep accelerates cardiovascular recovery after psychological stress.”
National Institutes of Health: “What is REM Sleep?”
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: “Dreams and creative problem-solving.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: “REM, not incubation, improves creativity by priming associative networks.”
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: “Short naps and exercise improve sleep quality and mental health in the elderly.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: “Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in preschool children.”
Journal of Vision: “Individual differences in sleep-dependent perceptual learning: Habitual vs. non-habitual nappers.”
Journal of Sleep Research: “Benefits of napping in healthy adults: impact of nap length, time of day, age, and experience with napping.”
National Sleep Foundation: "What’s The Best Time Of The Day To Nap?"
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 16, 2018
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