This question has been debated for many years. Personally, I love naps. Who is with me?
Growing up, I along with many others have been told to keep our naps between 20-30 minutes. 30 minute naps can be hard to adhere to when you are in University but you risk the chance of oversleeping and actually sluggishly waking up.
Experts say, go ahead, listen to your body when it is tired. There are many health benefits to napping.
When you nap, your brain can relax and your body has a chance to repair itself, especially after physical activity. Muscles have the chance to repair themselves when in a resting state. Stress levels along with anxiety have been proven to be reduced after catching some quick zzz’s. It’s a wonder why most companies out there don’t offer napping rooms. They may just get more productivity from their employees.
According to Sleep.org, Nike and Ben and Jerry’s are 2 companies that encourage their workers to nap if they need to. https://sleep.org/articles/sleeping-work-companies-nap-rooms-snooze-friendly-policies/
Here are a few hints for effective napping from an article by Jennifer Soong at WebMD. https://www.webmd.com
Make it quick. Set your cell phone alarm for 30 minutes or less if you don't want to wake up groggy.
Nap in a dark room with blackout drapes or wear a Sleep mask while on a hammock. Your choice. Obviously we suggest you nap with our stylish sleep masks. They are available at www.fortywinksco.com
Stay warm. Keep a blanket nearby to put over you because your body temperature drops while you have a quick siesta.
In the Spanish language, the word “Siesta” means “Midday Rest”. It has become a very commonly used term in the English language. There is no doubt that the Spanish have it all figured out.
In our busy lives, I think we can all use a little siesta now and then.
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