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Monday, August 17, 2009
Take a Cat Nap, It's Good For You!
Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning.
A "cat nap" has been shown to increase alertness, reduce stress and improve cognitive function. But, be sure to keep your snoozing between 15 to 30 minutes. The longer you sleep the deeper the stages of sleep your body goes in to, making it difficult to wake up.
If you do not have time for a nap or do not have a place where you can lie down, try meditating for that period of time. It gives your body a rest and produces slower brain waves, like sleep does.