Are you feeling off because of the days getting shorter and the weather turning cooler? Well, this weekend may be the best weekend to take a nap. There are a few reasons why napping is actually good for our health:
First, it can recharge your brain. Studies show that napping improves our memory, and people who take afternoon naps have better mental agility.
It can lower our risk for heart problems – one or two naps a week can lower our risk for heart attack or stroke.
And it might help get us in shape – the more sleep-deprived we are, the more likely we are to consume sugar, fatty foods, and caffeine.
Finally, napping can boost our creativity as the right side of our brain, the side that handles creative tasks, remains active while we nap.
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