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Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.
A 7-year-old boy in Naples, Fla., realized a bear was taking a nap in the enclosed front porch of his family's home. The bear eventually wandered off.
Sleep deprivation can increase stress and make people overly emotional and less focused. But the best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits may be to take short naps.
Some companies recognize that work productivity can be hampered by a constant lack of sleep and have responded by installing quiet, comfortable naps rooms.