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.
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