School children take a nap are happier, and do better in school
- June 5, 2019
- Sara Mednick, cog sci, in Moms, June 5, 2019
The research comes from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California
Irvine. And it shows that kids who get 30 to 60 minutes of sleep midday are at least
three times happier. They also have more resilience and self-control in addition to
excelling academically and have a higher IQ. "Many lab studies across all ages have
demonstrated that naps can show the same magnitude of improvement as a full night
of sleep on discrete cognitive tasks,” says UC Irvine sleep researcher Sara Mednick.
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