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Say Yes to Napping!

benefits to having naps during the day
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Katherine Gomez

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of Say Yes to Napping!

Is it important to have nap time? why? 12 p.m. It's scientifically proven that by taking the time to catch a few ZZZ's during the day could result in:
improved learning
elevated mood
better quality of interactions
increased alertness
increased stamina
increased mental capacity The cure? The very thing you were avoiding- napping! Sleeping Stages Everyone's Doing It! Several countries actually have
designated centers for napping.
Spain is actually well-known for their siestas! Their people are statistically known to be happier and more at ease... YES. Yes, it is. For some reason, as we get older,
nap time continues to be looked down on. However, studies show that taking naps is actually very beneficial. Our journey begins.... 8:15 a.m. Beginning to experience:
grogginess
loss of focus
lower alertness z z z Effects for students
include:

falling grades
decreased attention span
degraded memory capacity
lowered awareness and level of creativity
subjectivity to mood swings ....at school. E
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Y Why Nap? People argue that there are other methods to staying awake during the day, like drinking coffee or 5-Hour Energy®, but napping is just better for you and much more beneficial. We made it out the maze!
Now go take a freaking nap. E
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Y Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Light sleep Stage 1 Deep sleep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Studies show: Ideal nap time = 22 min. For example, taking 5 minutes out of every class period would leave space to insert a brief napping period for everyone The fraction of time you take away from class is made up in the quality of knowledge retained afterward -Constant intake of caffeine could result in:

Anxiousness, nervousness, and irritability
Headache
Irregular or fast heartbeat
Muscle twitches and tremors
Sleeplessness
Lack of concentration Except us cuz we're America... Bibliography

<http://artofmanliness.com/2011/02/07/unleash-the-power-of-the-nap/
<http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/the-secret-and-surprising-power-of-naps
http://ririanproject.com/2007/09/05/10-benefits-of-power-napping-and-how-to-do-it/
http://numericlife.blogspot.com/2007/02/benefits-of-napping.html
http://www.sleeplessnomore.com/napping
http://artofmanliness.com/2011/03/14/the-napping-habits-of-8-famous-men/ And who's to blame? The Schooling System The Strict Teachers Conformity Refusal to Reform Adherence to Old Beliefs Japan have napping saloons that you can go to during work to re-energize yourself Famous
Nappers Leonardo DaVinci Winston Churchill Albert Einstein Thomas Edison Statistics
A 2007 study of about 24,000 Greek people showed that those who napped twice a week reduced their CHD by 12%. What was really amazing was that if they napped three times a week their CHD reduced by a whopping 37%. That alone would be enough for me to start catching some zzzs during the day. But there is more…
Statistics support that a nap can be the equivalent of a whole night’s sleep to improve learning during the day! “Learning from a nap is EQUAL to learning from a full night of sleep”.
■Napping decreased daytime sleepiness by 10%
With napping it was 38% less likely that sleepiness interfered with with daytime activities. That is HUGE! Show it to your boss. Tell her/him you will be more accurate, more creative, and be in a better mood in the office if she/he provides some zzz-time, or probably more importantly, a quiet room for people to go during their lunchtime.
Napping decreased the time to fall asleep at night by 14%
Napping increased the ability to stay asleep through the night by 12%
Napping increased nighttime sleep by about 20 minutes
Napping increased the refreshed feeling upon waking by 5%

1) a recent study have found that the good nappers, men and women who napped at least three times per week for an average of at least 30 minutes, had a 37% lower coronary mortality risk than those who took no naps.
2) an earlier NASA sleep researchers have found that a nap of 26 minutes can boost performance by as much as 34%.
■Napping elevated mood by 11%
■Napping improved the quality of interactions by 10%
■Elevated alertness by 11%
■Increased stamina by 11%
■Enhanced mental abilities by 9%
■Increased physical health by 6%
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