For you fellow sleepyheads out there who love the warm embrace of an afternoon nap, good news! Israeli researchers have found that a daytime snooze can help memory. According to the United Press International, "The researchers found sleep helped overcome interference — the brain processing new information that interferes with remembering old information learned earlier in the day. Another group of participants in the study taught the same skills, but without the nap showed no improvement in their ability to perform the task." So next time your boss catches you asleep under your desk, just tell her you're working on processing new information. That'll go over well! [UPI]
@leMaldeTete: I love those. When I nap, I get REALLY warm (my boyfriend calls me his own personal space heater) and wake up with a start. Once I fell off the couch. But it's the best way to end a nap because I'm not at all groggy or grouchy which I am for the first 90 minutes after I wake up in the a.m.