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FANtastic news: Naps make you smarter, nicer

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Posted By: SurferLad, 6/28/2019 4:41:38 AM

Finally, a scientific explanation for how some of us of a certain age have gotten so much smarter than others over the years. Naps. Some wise cultures around the world with high noontime temperatures have midday breaks for a whole hour or two called siestas, which is Spanish for “four commutes a day.” When many Americans were younger, naps were punishment or an enforced rest to allow a presiding adult to grab some ZZZ’s too. Decades later, naps have become like delightful little vacations. Now, it turns out, naps are not only restorative, especially

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/28/2019 8:23:57 AM (No. 108676)
I'm in.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Socaworld 6/28/2019 8:25:52 AM (No. 108678)
I'm down with that. . .
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/28/2019 11:13:40 AM (No. 108825)
Mom took naps religiously. She'd say ''Give me 40 minutes.'' She pronounced it fawty as did her entire family. Just watching her work made me tired.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/28/2019 11:22:29 AM (No. 108833)
Has anyone tried the "coffee nap?" Basically, it works on the idea that caffeine takes 15-20 minutes to take effect. You drink a cup of coffee (fairly quickly, no lingering over it) and then immediately lie down for a nap. When you get up, you're really raring to go. I've tried it, it works.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/28/2019 12:08:28 PM (No. 108875)
#4, that's because caffeine increases insulin resistance and the body responds by pumping out more insulin. And just like when the sugar rush subsides, the caffeine rush winding down makes the person tired... hence that "serial coffee drinker" in the workplace. And why is it the people who drink the most coffee almost never put their fair share into the coffee "till?"
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