Nappers Populate Public Couches at U.Mass.; Scientist Says This Is Good

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Nappers at U.Mass.Some kids drink Red Bull; others sleep on public couches. It's the second group that is making the right choice, a neurologist tells the University of Massachusetts's Daily Collegian today."[The] brain has its natural ways to boost alertness," the Harvard scientist says. Napping is one of them. Guzzling energy beverages--which can lead to tolerance and then caffeine withdrawal (symptoms: "headache, fatigue, decreased energy, decreased alertness, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and foggy mind")--is not.

PHOTO: TOAN TRINH, MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN