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Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids

Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children's nap time is not only beneficial to caregivers who may need a break. For children aged 4 to 5 years, taking a nap during the day may help reduce hyperactivity, anxie...

Mortality risk greater for elderly women who nap daily

San Francisco, Calif. - March 04, 2009 A new study appearing in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that older women who reported taking daily naps had a significantly greater risk of dying. The results of the study are in contrast to a number of prior studies which have indica...

Don't Disturb Your Circadian Rhythm This Black Friday 'Sleep In, Nap Later,' says Specialty Sleep Association

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you one of those shoppers who wake up at 4am on Black Friday? Not this year, stresses the non-profit Specialty Sleep Association (SSA). "It is important not to disturb your circadian rhythm and to maintain your regular sleep schedule," notes Dale Read, P...

Nurses working overnight support the need for a restorative nap during the night shift

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), identifies a number of personal health, safety, and patient care issues that support the need for a restorative nap during the night...

A Daytime Nap Can Boost Memory

But the shut-eye only helps with material that was learned well, study suggests ,,,, FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A 45-minute midday nap can help boost your memory and remember facts, but only if you learned them well in the first place, a new study suggests. This type of memo...

Journal Sleep: Study concludes a daytime nap can benefit a person's memory performance

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A brief bout of non-REM sleep (45 minutes) obtained during a daytime nap clearly benefits a persons declarative memory performance, according to a study published in the February 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Matthew A. Tucker, PhD, of the Center for Sl...

Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart

Expectation produced small drops in blood pressure, but more study needed, researchers say FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A nap a day may keep the heart doctor away -- at least that's what recent research suggests. Now, a new British study reports that the first few minutes before ...

Frank Sinatra's Boozy Night Nap on Cop's Couch Exposed

Singer/actor Frank Sinatra once slept on a policeman's couch after a night of heavy boozing . The 82-year-old's boozy night nap in 1952 has been revealed in Dennis Wood's book 'A Few Coppers More - True Tales Of Policing In Manchester'. Sinatra was at a career low when he met a Manc...

An After-Dinner Nap Is A Natural Thing, Scientists Proved

The importance of a nap, which follows after eating (traditionally called European siesta) has been confirmed by scientists as a physiologic happening due to changes in glucose levels//. Brain cells responsible for mind and body activity in humans and as well as in animals become switched off a...

Five Eating Patterns That Worsen Stress

...ther or not you're physically hungry by eating a small snack and paying attention to your body's cues. If you find that you're just tired, then take a nap or engage in some other restful activity. Here are some ways you can deal with it: Determine which patterns you identify ...

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