Scientists Claim Taking a Nap Can Prevent Diseases, Improve Your Memory, Speed Up Weight Loss, and Even More

60 minutes: For cognitive memory processing

Scientists Claim Taking a Nap Can Prevent Diseases, Improve Your Memory, Speed Up Weight Loss, and Even More

If your work involves a lot of mental activity, this might be the perfect nap duration for you. With one hour of sleep, you also get some deep sleep, which helps unclog the brain and increases its cognitive ability, as well as, its ability to remember facts and figures. It also helps fight frustration. On the flip-side, however, entering deep sleep will mean that you will wake up feeling a little groggy and have to spend some time freshening up.

90 minutes: Full sleep cycle

Scientists Claim Taking a Nap Can Prevent Diseases, Improve Your Memory, Speed Up Weight Loss, and Even More

This is a full sleep which includes both the light and deep stages of sleep. You may also experience REM (rapid eye movement), a stage linked to dreaming. According to sleep researcher Dr. Sara Mednick, a 90 minute nap is beneficial for both physical and mental health. It improves memory and enhances creativity. And the best part is that it’s easier to wake up from this nap without feeling groggy.

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