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The science of sleep: How to get the most out of nap time

Naps aren't just for kids under 5 -- a good snooze can get you up and running for the rest of your day. But remember it's not an art, it's a science. And we have the tips and tricks to prove it.

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The Hypnos Hoodie promises a sleek way to catch a nap on the go, and the project has blown through its Kickstarter goal.
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Ever have a nap and wake up still sleepy and feeling unproductive? Even worse, are you waking up groggy and even more tired than when you started? That's because you're doing it wrong.

Luckily Linda Baumgartner, a sleep expert with mattress manufacturer Vita Talalay, has taken to Quora to deliver some scientific tips for quality nap time as reported by Forbes.

Some of the key points include napping after lunch, never snoozing for more than 20 minutes and making sure you have the right atmosphere and environment for sleep.

So next time you need to perk up for a busy afternoon, check out the expert tips outlined in the video for 40 winks and let the good times roll.