We already know that with advancing age, the brain “shrinks”.

But a study from the University College London recently released in the Sleep Health journal showed that the brains of people who habitually take a 30-minute nap are larger than those who don’t, by about 15 cubic centimetres.

This study also revealed that napping has the power to delay aging by about 3 to 6 years. It is also believed that this practice can prevent the onset of degenerative diseases by reducing inflammation and improving connections between cells. It is also thought to help compensate for inadequate sleep at night. It was suggested, however, than an earlier nap was less disruptive to nighttime sleep than a later one.

Have you had your nap today?

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