Sleep On It

Maybe you know this already, but an afternoon nap is good for you. But how exactly? A new study looks closely at changes in people's brains before and after a nap and discovers clear and immediate cognitive benefits to midday sleeping. This new study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research. says that naps actually sharpen our brains, helping them deal with unconscious information, improving their processing speed, and supporting how we process and react to information. A different study shows that napping is a strategy to help our brains stay young as we age. The Journal of American Geriatrics Society (yes, I know) published a study that showed daily nappers have cognitive results six t