The Different Types of Naps You Need to Know
Not all naps are created equal, and many factors impact how helpful naps can be. By understanding the role of napping,…
A nap is a short period of sleep, usually taken during the day. One-third1 of American adults nap. Many swear by napping as an effective way to relax and recharge, while others find naps unhelpful and disruptive to their sleep.
Not all naps are created equal, and many factors impact how helpful naps can be. By understanding the role of napping, you can learn to take effective naps that support your body’s internal clock and maintain your energy level throughout the day.
Naps can be categorized2 depending on the function they serve. Thinking about what you’re hoping to gain from a nap is one part of making napping work for you.
Sleep is an invaluable aspect of health and wellbeing for adults, but it’s especially important for kids. Studies show kids who consistently get quality rest have improved attention, behavior, and memory, but a shocking 50% of kids aged 6-17 aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s why it’s crucial they rest on a bed that supports their growth. By investing […]
While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, our culture generally frowns upon mid-day sleep; however, even in those who get enough sleep (but particularly in those who don’t), many people experience a natural increase in drowsiness in the afternoon, about 8 hours after waking. And research shows that you can make yourself more […]
You may be among the 45% of normal adults who snore at least occasionally or you likely know someone who does. They may be the brunt of jokes at family gatherings (“Uncle Joe snores so loudly he rattles the windows!”), but snoring is serious business. For one, a snoring spouse often keeps the other person from a […]
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