How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

On January 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills. Researchers suggest that an afternoon nap of around 1 hour may boost cognitive functioning in older adults. Study co-author Junxin Li,…

Daytime naps, rewards help cement memory, boost learning

On October 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study reveals that a daytime nap can boost the consolidation of learning that is linked to rewards. Using brain imaging, researchers found that sleep appears to increase links between three areas of the brain that are important for cementing memory and processing reward. The…

Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Excessive daytime sleepiness and long naps can signal many things, from working late to sleep disturbance. According to a new study, however, daytime sleepiness and taking long naps may both also be associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of…