Taking a Nap Directory
If you find yourself nodding off during the day, a power nap may be just what you need. Naps help you recharge, refocus, and make up for some lost sleep. A 15-20 minute nap can give you a boost of energy and alertness. Longer naps may help boost memory and creativity. A 30-60 minute nap can help with decision making and learning new things. REM sleep, which is a nap over an hour long, helps with new brain connections and problem solving. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how naps are beneficial, how long you should nap, how to get to sleep, and much more.
The Sweet Science of Dozing
One of the most important pieces of equipment in the Boston University office of psychologist William Anthony, Ph.D., is a long beige couch. But Anthony doesn't use it for counseling sessions. He takes naps there.
The benefits of napping.
No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers
Experts explain why toddlers need naps and share tips for getting toddlers to sleep.
Fighting Off Sleepiness: Myths and Facts
Sleepiness affects the daily activities of 40% of Americans, say sleep exerts at Stanford University. No wonder we cling to so many fallacies about how to get by on little sleep. But what really works? What’s just a myth? Here are the facts.