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napping

Etymology: ME, nappen, to doze
periods of sleep, usually during the day, which may last from 15 to 60 minutes without attaining the level of deep sleep.
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It is wrong to think napping will take away from your night-time sleep.
We are constantly being bombarded by information and power napping is the most effective way of just briefly going offline and allowing ourselves to rebalance before getting back on the treadmill again - with renewed energy and focus.
Crosby is hopeful that that the findings will encourage caregivers and other researchers to look at the ways napping impacts daytime functioning in children, as an optimal age to stop napping has not yet been determined.
The 10-minute nap yielded significant increases in subjective alertness and cognitive performance at 5 minutes and 35 minutes after napping.
In subjects 66 years and older, napping appeared to influence sleep composition.
David Dingers, a biological psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, warns folks to keep napping to no more than two hours, so as not to risk disturbing sleep patterns at night.
Many people who have trouble sleeping at night find that daytime napping only worsens matters.
Afternoon naps were studied specifically because, in addition to an optimal napping time, researchers suspected that "circadian timing" plays a role in the benefits of napping, referring to the body's internal clock that regulates various habits like sleeping and eating.
National Napping Day is celebrated on the day following the return of daylight saving time to give people the opportunity to catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost out on when clocks shifted to the spring time.