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How long should your naps be? - Sara C. Mednick

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Your eyes get heavy and gradually close... But wait! It's only lunch time and you still have so much to do. Would taking a nap help? Or would it derail your day? Well, that depends on a few things— especially what stages of sleep the nap includes. Sara C. Mednick details the cognitive benefits of napping, and explores the optimal length and time of day for a quick snooze.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Sara C. Mednick
  • Director Qian Shi
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Storyboard Artist Qian Shi
  • Animator Qian Shi, Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits
  • Compositor Qian Shi, Marta Lemos
  • Art Director Qian Shi
  • Sound Designer Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Music Gavin Dodds, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal, Elizabeth Cox
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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