Hats off to some Chinese researchers who studied naps and cognition. A research team from The Fourth People’s Hospital of Wuhu, the Shanghai Mental Health Center and the School of Medicine at the Shanghai Jaio Tong University used a sample of approximately 2,200 older adults in search of the health effects of naps. Dr. Lin Sun, of the School of Medicine at Jaio Tong was a study leader along with Han Cai who is an attending physician in geriatric psychiatry.
From the study:
Significant differences in cognitive functions and blood lipids were observed between the napping and non-napping groups. Afternoon napping was associated with better cognitive function including orientation, language, and memory.
Source: General Psychiatry, 25 Jan 21.
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