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PREVENT

Nap time for adults

Forty percent of Americans are sleep deprived. As a pulmonologist and sleep medicine doctor, I can tell you there is a benefit to afternoon naps for adults. In a study of NASA astronauts, they were 100 percent more alert and 40 percent more productive after taking a 40-minute nap in the middle of their day. Keep the nap short—just 20 to 40 minutes. 

Listen to (or read) this interview I did with WCCO-AM 830 news, Allina Health sleep expert advocates for afternoon naps.

Read the interview transcript.

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