Studies have shown that ~ 70% college students attain insufficient sleep & tend to experience sleep deprivation (Hershner & Chervin, 2014). This often leads to changes mood, memory, and work performance. With this in mind we want to give you tips about napping! In a review article Milner & Cote nicely summarize the benefits of napping in adults and what may be their driving forces.

Download a free audiobook version of “Take a Nap: Change Your Life” by Sara Mednick or Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: — Your eyes get heavy and gradually close… But wait! It’s only lunch time and you still have so much to do. Would taking a nap help? Or would it derail your day? Well, that depends on a few things— especially what stages of sleep the nap includes. Sara C. Mednick details the cognitive benefits of napping, and explores the optimal length and time of day for a quick snooze. Lesson by Sara C. Mednick, directed by Qian Shi.