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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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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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