Therapeutic benefits of naps across lifespan

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As a naturopathic doctor and sleep specialist, I am asked about napping frequently. In the medical community, there is no clear discussion on whether naps are beneficial to health. However, as more people are working from home with the flexibilities to take a midday break, understanding naps, their effects, use as treatment, and recommendations is becoming increasingly important. ¬†From infancy through preschool, children nap regularly. This is due to rapidly building sleep pressure during…