Take a Nap Already (Science Said So!)

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

ASAP Science explains how "power naps" boost productivity, memory, and creativity. The trick, they say, is timing: waking up at the right phase of the sleep cycle will leave you feeling rested, but not groggy. The two-minute video was produced by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who talk about the making of the series in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here. Don't miss their guide to how altitude training gives endurance athletes an edge. 

If that's not enough to convince you, maybe it's time to watch some cute things falling asleep, like this kitten:

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Via Lindsay Abrams.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/take-a-nap-already-science-said-so/260776/