February 2, 2012

Better Options for Bad Situations: Napping


The years spent in college are infamously known as sleep-deprivation years. Whether it is due to pulling all-night cram sessions before a test, partying or the endless schedule to keep up with, college students are not getting enough sleep…“There is an art and science to napping,” says Dr. Edward Creagan from Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Creagan says that a 20 minute nap between 2 and 3 p.m. is the most helpful to restoring energy and alertness. Taking longer naps makes us feel lethargic and “we lose that edge and sharpness,” Dr. Creagan says.

Kansan, by Allison Bond, 02/01/2012

Tags: Dr. Edward Creagan, Mayo Clinic Rochester, naps, Sleep Medicine, sleep-deprivation

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