Austin Sports Medicine: The Power of Naps

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!

Do not resist the urge to nap! Research shows that a nap of just 26 minutes can increase your performance by as much as 34 percent. Not only that, even a short nap reduces stress, improves memory, reduces the risk of heart disease and can even aid in weight loss. Yes, you can lose weight by sleeping!

Cornell researchers found that a child’s risk of obesity decreases by 9 percent with each additional hour of sleep. We’re still waiting, of course, for the much anticipated follow-up study to tell us how they actually got those children to sleep!

Remember, a 26-minute nap equals 34 percent increased performance. Find the time for that quick snooze, and it will transform your outlook and your day.

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