The Overwhelming Benefits of Power Napping
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 alert, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning with a nap.
Mid-day sleep, or a ‘power nap’, means more patience, less stress, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency, and better health. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of sleep and how a power nap can help you!
What you can do during the day It may seem silly to think about falling asleep during the day, but if you’re as annoyed by insomnia as I am — not to mention the exhaustion it can cause the next day — it’s worth giving a bit of thought.
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.
Around one-third of American adults1 sleep less than seven hours per night, and many of them use medications and sleep aids to try to get the sleep they need. In recent years, more people have turned their attention to natural sleep aids with an estimated 20% of adults2 having tried a natural sleep remedy in the last year. Sold […]
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