Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to catch a nap in the middle of the day. Busy schedules, tight deadlines and increasing stress levels leave people with little time to do anything, much less take a nap.
An increasing number of experts though are agreeing that short daytime naps can actually be beneficial for your health.
A small 10 or 15 minute power nap can revive your energy levels. That small break is enough for the mind to slow down and regroup.
Daytime naps can turn into full-blown siestas if you suffer from insomnia, so it’s best not to sleep during the day if you have trouble sleeping at night.
Napping is also said to improve your levels of concentration and alertness. So, if you can manage a couple of minutes before an important pitch or phone call, you might just perform better, say some studies.
Taking a nap for some time will also improve your mood and lower fatigue.
The place you take a nap is also important. It is unlikely that you will wake up feeling refreshed if you’re surrounded by nonstop chatter or noise while you attempt to take a nap.
Certain studies also say that napping helps avoid feeling drowsiness at the wheel. Numerous accidents have happened because of falling asleep while driving.
Napping is also said to reduce your stress levels and keep your heart healthy.
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