How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits ?
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The sleep experts say a 10-20-minute power nap gives you the best "Brain Reboot" but depending on what you want the nap to do for you

For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch.

For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good, Dr. Mednick said. Including slow-wave sleep helps with remembering facts, places and faces. The downside: some grogginess upon waking.

Finally, the 90-minute nap will likely involve a full cycle of sleep, which aids creativity and emotional and procedural memory, such as learning how to ride a bike.

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