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When you're tired, you usually get hungry because you're body is urging you to get energy.
Likewise, when you're asleep your body reduces levels of ghrelin, your hunger hormone.
A nap can reverse information overload and protect your brain from mental burnout, according to a news release from The National Institutes of Health.
Subjects who were allowed to take a 30-minute nap after after performing two of four visual task sessions on a computer prevented extended deterioration of their performance, while a one-hour nap actually boosted their performance in the remaining third and forth sessions.
In fact, a power nap can be just the antidote for laziness.
You probably already realized taking a mid-day nap boosts your mood, but now there's new scientific evidence from the University of Hertfordshire to back it up.
Patients who slept for 60 minutes midday had significantly lower blood pressure compared to patients who didn’t sleep midday.
The researchers add: “We found that midday sleep is associated with lower 24 hour blood pressure, an enhanced fall of BP in night, and less damage to the arteries and the heart.
Half the men slept normally for one night, then restricted to two hours the second night, and allowed to sleep as much as they liked on the third.In a study conducted on mice, published in the magazine , researchers found when mice napped the space between cells in their brains increased by 60 percent, allowing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid—as well as an Alzheimer's-linked protein—to flush through the brain very quickly.When they were woken, the flow in their brains was constrained.In a study of over 1,000 participants, 66% of those who took short naps (30 minutes or less) during the day reported feeling greater overall happiness than those who took longer naps (over 30 minutes), or no naps at all.A quick 20-30 minute nap can boost short-term alertness, according to the National Sleep Foundation.