Sara Mednick

Do you need to learn a lot of new material, retain information for the long term, or find creative solutions to problems in your business? Taking a nap might help, according to [Professor] Sara C. Mednick, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, and author of The Hidden Power of the Downstate. Research suggests that a nap may improve your memory, help you better retain information that you've recently learned, and even spark your creativity, she explains in a TED animated video about napping.

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