Sleep Your Way To Smart

New research from the University of California-Berkeley finds just a short nap can significantly boost and restore your brain power.

Scientists compared test results between a group of healthy young adults who took a 90-minute nap during the day, and a group who stayed awake all day.

The nap group performed much better on the tests, suggesting sleep is needed to clear the brain's memory storage and to make room for new information.

And an additional note, it seems this refresher ability comes during stage two, non-rem sleep.


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  • by Mike on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Then my wife must be a genius! She is the nap queen of all time.
  • by J Location: Gville on Feb 22, 2010 at 08:12 AM
    Exactly. For those of us that have a life and work....naps aren't a part of our day.
  • by debra Location: kinston on Feb 22, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    90 minute naps would be nice...but impossible for most working ppl
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 at 04:15 AM
    Tell this to these boss men I see every morning driving a company van to work with ten plus head in it sleeping.What a load of Psycobabble.These people will research anything to keep funding coming in.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Feb 22, 2010 at 04:12 AM
    When do working adults actually have time during the day to take a 90 minute nap?
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