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Power Naps Benefit Doctors' Work Shifts

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:44pm

A power nap could help doctors feel less sleepy during overnight shifts.

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania looked at more than 100 medical interns who worked a standard, 30-hour overnight shift. Those given the opportunity to nap increased the amount of time they slept while on call, had fewer sleep disturbances and felt less fatigued on the job and during their days off.

More research is planned.


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