The Sunday paper? Yes sir ree... Jorge headed out to get the paper for me (coupons - we need to save where we can). And I hate reading the Sunday paper because of the ink that comes off on my hands and so I'd rather read the new on-line. And so I ran my little finger and typed in the words The New York Times. And in their search bar typed in the words Nap and came up with this article which will now be practice in our home for now on.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/napping-to-boost-brain-power/ it's an older article (like over a year old). Although I'm older then the what the article is stating but then reading what Dr. Sara Mednick published a similar study on this in June of 2009 in the PNAS. Napping is her specialty.
Here’s the scoop: The right kind of nap–one that is long enough to include dreaming (REM sleep) will enhance creative problem-solving and “foster the formation of associative networks in the brain.”
The catch: to have REM sleep, your nap will need to last at least an 1 hour long.
“Dreams are fanciful. They incorporate strange ideas that you would never have put together in waking life. In REM sleep, it becomes more likely that ideas might come together in a solution,” according to
To read more of this post–
“The Healthy Librarian’s Brain Back-Up on a Better Brain: Midlife Cholesterol, Belly Fat, Grape Juice, Berries, Blood Sugar, Naps, and Better Sleep”
|I recommend laying down to nap unlike Jorge in this picture....|
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Do you nap? And for how long?
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