Sara Mednick

In 2006, sleep specialist Sara Mednick wrote an award-winning book, “Take a Nap! Change Your life.” Now, 16 years later, she is following it with a how-to guide for re-charging your batteries while you’re awake. … Mednick … is a professor of cognitive science at UC Irvine. … Recent research has focused on how people can recharge and replenish their systems daily during what she calls their “downstate” time. … “It all starts with our breath,” says Mednick, pointing to the benefits of meditation and yoga in controlling breathing. “The best thing you can do to restore is consciously engage in slow, deep breathing.”

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