Get your sleep facts right

Catching up on sleep on the weekend does not fully reverse the damage done by the lack of sleep over the week.
Catching up on sleep on the weekend does not fully reverse the damage done by the lack of sleep over the week.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

1. Naps are bad for you.

Fact: Not always. Power naps (not more than one hour) in the after-noon are shown to help with work productivity, memory and energy levels. In fact, children should take naps for consolidation of information and memory rejuvenation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Get your sleep facts right'. Print Edition | Subscribe