Do You Get Enough Sleep?
By HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO
A new study reports that napping can improve the brain’s ability to absorb new information. Do you ever have the opportunity to nap? Do you get enough sleep overall?
Roni Caryn Rabin reports on a new study showing the power of a power nap:
It turns out that toddlers are not the only ones who do better after an afternoon nap. New research has found that young adults who slept for 90 minutes after lunch raised their learning power, their memory apparently primed to absorb new facts.
Other studies have indicated that sleep helps consolidate memories after cramming, but the new study suggests that sleep can actually restore the ability to learn.
The April 2010 Be the Best Nanny Monthly Guide will discuss sleeping.
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