Overall, naps have a lot of advantages over drinking coffee. They can boost your brain’s learning capacity, improve alertness, and generally improve your brain’s cognitive abilities. Plus, naps don’t have a crash associated with them like caffeine does. In a landmark study conducted by the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, napping for 60 to 90 […]
From the “I’m just closing my eyes” to crashing long enough that you awake wondering what time and day it is, naps are surprisingly controversial in the medical community. For starters, the need for a nap could signal larger health problems. Among other things, it can mean you’re not getting adequate sleep during the night. […]
Overall, a daytime nap generally improved performance across three different learning paradigms, while caffeine impaired (or at least did not benefit) performance. We hypothesize that the pattern of results demonstrated by the caffeine group may be explained by the relative level of explicit information in each memory task. The three tasks, perceptual learning, procedural motor […]
Millions of people all over the world take a nap during the day. People nap out of habit, because they are sleep-deprived as a result of a sleep disorder, or after a long work shift. Individuals of all age groups, from infants to the elderly, indulge in an afternoon nap. This review examines the benefits […]
If you are sleep-deprived or just looking for a way to relax, you might be thinking about taking a nap. Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long can backfire, though. Understand how to get the most out of a nap.
Napping gets a bad rap in our culture. There’s a stubborn perception that napping is a sign of laziness. In fact, it’s just the opposite. People who get the most out of napping are very driven and highly motivated. They want to get ahead, and they know that sleep plays a big part in performing at their […]
A good nap can get you out of that afternoon slump, recharge your energy, and leave you more alert and in a better mood. But when, where and how long? Get the secrets to a successful power nap. Research has shown that, even among adults, naps provide many benefits to help you make it through […]
Getting a good night’s rest under stressful conditions is hard enough but during a pandemic? It can feel impossible some nights. It’s not just you, though. Stress-related insomnia due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is definitely a thing and it’s more complicated than typical stress-related sleeplessness. Because it’s not just about the virus; it’s also about everything else […]
Effects of post-exposure naps on exposure therapy for social anxiety. A brief exposure-based treatment for SAD significantly reduced self-report indices of social anxiety, but reductions were not enhanced by post-exposure naps. However, some secondary physiological indices of stress evoked by a social stressor decreased more in participants who napped suggesting potential beneficial effects of post-exposure […]
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