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The #Brain and #Sleep for National Napping Day!

Oh happy National Napping Day to all of you! Gotta love these unofficial holidays 🙂

For this blog post, featured below is a painting from my Brain Series on the Brain and Sleep.


Zzzzzzz (Sleep) (c) Michelle Hunter


National Napping Day was started in 1999 by Boston University professor William Anthony, Ph.D. and his wife Camille Anthony. This holiday was started as a way for Americans to adjust to Daylight Savings Time where we lose an hour of sleep.

A good amount of research has been done on this subject. Results have proven that one can be more productive during their day when they take a mid-day nap. Try it, you’ll see.

Benefits of napping include:

  • Recharges you and Relives stress: Having a long day, feeling stressed out or feeling sluggish. Take a nap! You can awaken recharged and more alert to tackle what else lies ahead. An effective nap interval would be from 20-40 minutes.
  • Better able to retain what you’ve learned: If you’re able to get in an hour or hour and a half nap, you can sustain a high level of brain activity throughout the day versus a declining amount if you don’t nap. A rested brain can more easily retain what had been learned.
  • Do ideas tend to come to you when at rest? hint hint… Have something on your mind that you need to resolve and an answer isn’t coming to you. Take a nap! The burst of energy that the brain receives after a nap can help get those creative juices flowing.
  • Improve productivity: Who will get more work done during the day? Someone that works 8-hours straight or someone that works for 4 hours, takes a nap and works an additional 3 hours? Answer is the one that takes a nap! Work is done at a slower pace with more distractions if one works through the day. After a nap though, you can handle the rest of your days tasks with the same energy you walked in with. You’ll get more done in that time and can work more efficiently.

Happy Napping!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Michelle Hunter

Contemporary Artist
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via Exploring Neuroscience Through Art http://hunterart.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-brain-and-sleep-for-national.html

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    • May 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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