- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: Should you grab a nap?
If 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:
- 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.