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"And Americans are napping, according to a 2011 poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), which found that napping is more common among younger age groups. Of the respondents, 53 percent of those born after 1995 take at least one nap during the school or work week. Generation Y came in a close second, with 52 percent reporting a minimum of one nap per week. Four in 10 (or 38 percent) of generation X'ers and 41 percent of baby boomers take naps, too."- Everydayhealth.com

Think of the last time you had a really good nap. The one with your head down, cheek on your sleeve and a puddle that has leaked from the side of your face. These are good signs because you are being yourself. You are not concerned with what is socially acceptable. You are taking an honest nap. Falling asleep should not be mistaken for a nap. when people are falling asleep when the teacher is talking, or when you are on the clock, this is not napping. It is called staying up too late the night before. A nap is intentional. It is planned and it lasts for a predetermined amount of time.

Naps are actually good for you and when done correctly, may aide in learning and memory.

"Indeed, there is evidence that sleep enhances important features of memory, including acquisition, consolidation, gist extraction, integration and "smart forgetting," which allows the brain to rid itself of the inevitable accumulation of unimportant details." - neuroscience news.com

+5 Physical +1 Mental: Today's challenge is to plan a nap before and after homework. Share what what you experience.

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