Sara Mednick

In an interview with Leslie Finlay of The Healthy, [Professor] Sara Mednick, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California Irvine, discussed her decades of sleep studies and what she has discovered about napping. “Even a five-minute nap is kind of bizarrely effective,” Mednick tells us. She recommends longer naps, but if that’s all the time you have, a five-minute nap can give you a bit of a memory boost and a decrease in drowsiness. … “Between 20 and 30 minutes is the napping sweet spot,” according to Mednick.

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