How To Keep Sleepless Nights From Ruining Your Day

January 14, 2015 1:27 AM

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I’m tired. And I’m in good company: By many estimates, up to 70 percent of the U.S. population is at least a little sleep deprived. And while only about a third of adults are regular nappers, public-health experts are increasingly backing the restorative role of a quick daytime snooze.

A nap of up to 90 minutes can boost learning skills as much as a whole night’s sleep, researcher Sara Mednick, author of Take a Nap: Change Your Life, has shown. (Her website has a nap wheel that can help you customize your optimal nap time.) Employers like the Huffington Post and Deloitte have adde...

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