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Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
I have problems sleeping at night so tend to avoid naps no matter how tired I am, fearing they'll interfere with my night sleep. But maybe I should try napping....

The Secret (and Surprising) Power of Naps

What do you think? Do you nap and do you find it helps you?
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llacey03 responded:
I am a strong believer in cat naps. I agree with a study done long ago ( think it was at Harvard ) that showed a nap of 20 - 30 mins in early afternoon allows maintaining accuracy of work. For many , work accuracy and energy fade in the afternoon but nap helps.
Note also most vehicle fatalities due to falling asleep at the wheel occur in the mid afternoon.
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to llacey03's response:
Hi Llacey,

Do you manage to take those helpful cat naps on a regular basis? Very nice.

And interesting point about the vehicle fatalities.
 
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captconcon replied to llacey03's response:
Unfortunately, due to my work I can't fit in an afternoon nap. My fatigue begins a lot earlier in the day. I feel like my eyes are glazed over and if I closed my eyes I would go right to sleep. I'm beginning to think it is more than just Sleep Apena.


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