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New research out of UC Berkeley suggests that an hour's nap can very effectively recharge the brain, making it better able to learn.

New research out of UC Berkeley suggests that an hour’s nap can very effectively recharge the brain, making it better able to learn. The study shows that a daytime sleep break will actually increase the capacity to understand new things.

Physorg explains:

“Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were before you took a nap,” said Matthew Walker, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and the lead investigator of these studies.

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