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“Not only will a quick nap reenergize you, but it can also make you more efficient, and help you perform better at work. “Naps help with attention, concentration, memory, mood, and stress management,” Shelby F. Harris, Psy.D., director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, tells SELF. And it only has to be 15 minutes for you to reap the benefits. Enter: the life-changing power nap.

“The power nap is a godsend,” James B. Maas, Ph.D., sleep expert, professor and past chair of the psychology department at Cornell University, and creator of the phrase “power nap,” tells SELF. Employers are finally starting to realize it, too. More and more companies “are now having napping policies…” Read More

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