How to Nap: The Benefits & How Long to Nap For

Finally. It’s been scientifically proven that naps are beneficial for adults – not just young children and babies! Why is it then, that getting some shut-eye during the day is often frowned upon? As long as you get your recommended seven to nine hours a night, does it really matter? Technically yes. Surprisingly, up until the industrial ages, most people routinely supplemented their sleep with an afternoon nap. Done well, a nap can leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised, but if done poorly, it can lead to grogginess and lack of sleep overnight. So, how long should a nap be and what are the benefits of napping? Follow these tips and before long, you’ll be on your way to achieving afternoon-snooze perfection.

What is a nap?

What is a power nap?

How long should a nap be?

The benefits of napping

Reduce fatigue

Reduce stress

Improve cognitive function

Improve memory

Boost mood

How to nap better

Create a nice sleeping environment

Don’t eat right before

Set an alarm

Nap earlier in the day

Try not to exercise right before

Try a cup of coffee

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