A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. Sleep is key in both memory formation and the consolidation of new information. The effect of daytime naps on the brain’s ability to process information that we are not consciously aware of. Additionally, the study examined how daytime naps impact conscious behavior and choice reaction time…that is, the speed with which the brain processes new information. Liz Coulthard, a consultant senior lecturer in dementia neurology at the University of Bristol Medical School in the United Kingdom, led the research.
Short naps during the day along with a healthy well-balanced diet could improve our overall well-being. Try it!