by Lois Krahn, M.D.
Napping is not just for babies. Healthy adults can benefit from a quick 40 winks, too. Like our younger counterparts (aka our kids), adults see benefits such as increased alertness, improved mood, reduced fatigue, better performance and greater relaxation. But there are some things to consider to get the most out of a nap. Poor napping habits include napping at the wrong time of day (too close to bed time) or for too long.
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Context: Lois Krahn, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic neurologist and psychiatrist. Dr. Krahn has been conducting research and clinical practice as a sleep medicine specialist for more than 20 years. Her interests lie in exploring emerging concepts and trends in the field. Attention to current developments, such as novel pharmacologic compounds, bedroom sleep environment and potential for mobile technology to influence sleep, allows her to continually address new questions and issues in clinical sleep medicine and research. You can read more about her research here.
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