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Researchers: Coffee naps are the best way to maximize alertness

If you're sleepy, taking a nap or drinking coffee can help refresh and reenergize you. But new research says combining the two into a "coffee nap" can help even more.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 04:46am EDT

Tags: coffee nap, Vox, Sarah Beth Hensley, nap, coffee

The perfect midday snooze might not be a power nap

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.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: sleep, sleep deprivation, Paula Wolfson, work

Boy finds bear napping in his house (Video)

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.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 09:34am EDT

Tags: bear, Naples, Florida

Short naps: Best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits

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.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, sleep, naps, sleep deprivation

Sleeping on the job: The rise of nap rooms

Some companies recognize that work productivity can be hampered by a constant lack of sleep and have responded by installing quiet, comfortable naps rooms.

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 10:42am EDT

Tags: sleep, University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center, employee, Randi Martin