WEBE Wellness: Grow Your Brain With A Nap

WEBE Wellness: Grow Your Brain With A Nap

If someone ever gives you a hard time for taking a nap, just tell them you’re making your brain bigger!

A new study found that our brains shrink as we age – and taking short naps can help prevent that. But the trick is not to nap for too long – just 15 minutes.

The study looked at nappers and non-nappers – and those who napped had bigger brains – on average from two-and-a-half to six-and-a-half years worth of brain shrinkage was avoided.

The one thing the study didn’t determine was if the napping was keeping the brains larger, or if those who napped more had larger brains. But either way, if you’re tired, take a nap, and if you’re brain comes back bigger – even better!

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