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Naps help preschoolers with memory, study says

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Preschool naps should be preserved, even in the face of pressures to add more to the curriculum, say researchers who concluded that sleep enhances kids’ memories.

Children who took midday naps of an average of a little longer than an hour performed better on a task that day and the next day than did the kids who didn’t nap, scientists reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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