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Short naps will make you happier, study says

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Taking short naps in the day can actually make you happy. Scientists has discovered the link between taking naps and being happy. 

They have even coined a word to describe the contented state after a brief doze — nappiness.

Professor Richard Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire, said: “Previous research has shown that naps of under 30 minutes make you more focused, productive and creative, and these new findings suggest the tantalizing possibility that you can also become happier by just taking a short nap.

“Similarly, longer napping is associated with several health risks and, again, this is in line with our results.”

1,000 participants volunteered for the study conducted by the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The study showed 66 percent of ‘short nappers’ who slept for less than half an hour reported feeling happy, compared with 56 per cent of ‘long nappers’.

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