How Power Naps Can Turbocharge Your Memory

March 23, 2015 8:31 PM

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How Power Naps Can Turbocharge Your Memory

We know that naps are a great way to relieve stress while boosting mood and productivity. And new research suggests that a little midday shut-eye can bring a dramatic improvement in our ability to retain information.

For the study, which was published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, the researchers tested the memory of 41 volunteers who had been asked to remember specific words and word pairs. Then, half of the participants took an hourlong nap while the others watched a DVD. Afterward, they ...

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