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2.06.2012

SEE for Yourself Tip- Sleep Well!

2.06.2012

Sleep well, Nap well Tip: Napping isn't just for kids.  Research has proven the benefits of naps for both children and adults to improve memory functioning.  At the University of Haifa, study participants were asked to learn a task.  One group was allowed to take a nap after learning the task, while the other group was not.  The napping group showed significant improvement at the activity by the evening, proving the usefulness of naps. Brains love naps, especially to help process and retain new information.

Want to know more about napping?  Stop by the SEE table in the MSE Library from 1-3 today for a chance to WIN a free nap kit!



Hopkins Kicks Butts Quit Tip: Feeling stressed and thinking about smoking as a quick release?  How about taking a 20-30 minute nap instead?  A nap can reduce stress, refocus energy, and provide the cool down time needed to face the stressor head on without the aid of chemicals.



Mellow Out Monday Tip: Got stress? Try taking a 20-30 minute power nap. Research shows that you can make yourself more alert reduce stress and improve cognitive functioning with a nap. Mid-day sleep, or a ‘power nap’, means more patience, less stress, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency and better health. Another option is getting a 5-7 minute back rub from Stressbusters. Mellow Out Monday returns tonight at the MSE Library, Q-level, from 8-10 pm. 

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