Sleeping In Can Be Too Much Of A Good Thing
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Work was brutal this week, and as a result you got less than five hours of sleep every night. Finally, the weekend is here and you're ready to earn those lost hours back with luxurious, back-to-back nights of 10-hour sleeping marathons. Well, science is here to tell you to reconsider that plan. Not only will you probably feel more tired, that extra sleep could also take a toll on your health.Related: Lack Of Sleep Really Does Make You Eat More
Improve Your Work Performance By Taking A Nap
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This January, Curiosity is digging into the science of productivity. Start your 2017 on the right foot with our full series on scientifically proven ways to do more, faster.It's about 3 pm on a work day, and you're experiencing the dreaded midday slump. Before you gulp another mug of caffeine, consider a different option: napping. You might've dismissed naps as a respite for toddlers or your 80-year-old grandmother, but science has proven that naps can be incredibly beneficial for getting those brain juices flowing and boosting your productivity.Related: The Surprising Side Effects Of Your Sleep Schedule
For Doctors, Lack Of Sleep Might Be Better Than The Alternative
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Have you ever wondered why, when they're so important to the survival of so many, medical professionals need to work longer hours than your average truck driver? It all comes down to statistics: between going home for the night and handing off your patient to another doctor, or sticking around and working without sleep, the latter may just be safer.
Why Early Birds Can't Be Trusted Late In The Day (Sort Of)
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You're more likely to lie when you're tired.