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😴 Today’s tip: Take a 10-minute nap.

Naps. We love them, we yearn for them, we strive to sneak them in whenever possible. And it turns out there is an optimal amount of time that an afternoon snooze should last. On Medium, Michael Hunter, MD, writes about an Australian study that had different groups of participants nap for 5, 10, 20, and 30 minutes. Ultimately, researchers suggested that 10 minutes was “the most effective afternoon nap duration,” Hunter explains. So nap away — it’ll do your body and brain some good. Just make sure to set an alarm.

🛌 More from Forge on resting better:

Your Life Should Revolve Around Sleeping

How to Stop Waking Up Stressed

The Mantra That Made Me Stop Worrying About My Insomnia

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