• Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you grab a nap?

young woman sleeping napping on a a couchIf your night was restless or the day is hectic, a quick nap can be a welcome break. Napping offers various benefits for healthy adults, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased alertness
  • Improved mood

However, naps can have drawbacks. A Japanese study recently concluded that long daytime naps could be a warning sign for Type 2 diabetes, according to a BBC report.

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

 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:01) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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