The Importance of Napping to NASA

When one thinks about space travel, it’s not always the seemingly everyday things that come to mind: like washing, eating or sleeping. But according to psychologist Erin Flynn-Evans, who is in charge of the sleep research program at NASA’s Ames Research Center, scheduling naps is one of the most important jobs during any mission. Of course it’s important for anybody who needs to focus to get proper rest, but it’s especially difficult and important when not on Earth. Find out more in Flynn-Evans’ interview with the Washington Post.