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The Benefits of Taking a Nap

How can taking a daily nap change your life? We speak to Dr. Sara Mednick, author of Take a Nap! Change your Life, about her research on the importance of napping. According to Dr. Mednick's researc

The Benefits of Taking a Nap

Tom Fudge: Are you feeling tired? Rundown? Sapped of your energy and vigor? Well, get some sleep! In fact, when midday rolls around, why not take a nap? Napping is controversial in our society, which considers the middle of the day to be a time for working. But Sara Mednick says America would actually be more productive if there were more people lying down on the job.

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Dr. Mednick is also a former Salk Institute researcher. Now, she's a member of the psychiatry faculty at UCSD. And she's very much in favor of naps. She's parlayed her research into a book for non-academics. The book is called Take a Nap! Change your Life.

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  • Dr. Sara Mednick, author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life.  She is also a former Salk Institute researcher. Now, she's a member of the psychiatry faculty at UCSD.

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