• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do You Need a Nap?

May 17, 2016

African-American woman sleeping, napping resting on pillowIf your night was restless or the day is hectic, a nap is a welcome break. Napping offers various benefits for healthy adults, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased alertness
  • Improved mood

However, naps, especially longer ones, have drawbacks.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with sleep specialist Dr. Eric Olson about the ups and downsides of naps.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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