I know that a good night’s sleep is the foundation of a productive day. But what about naps? Can they also be beneficial? If you’re like me, it sometimes feels like napping is the worst thing you could do with your time—or at least one of the least productive activities. But when I really think about it, there are some pretty compelling reasons why we should all consider incorporating just enough siesta into our days to get more out of them.
How Long You Should Nap For
The ideal length of a nap is 20-30 minutes. If you go past 30 minutes, you’ll actually feel groggy when you wake up. That’s because naps that are longer than 40 minutes can cause deep sleep and REM sleep—which is the most restorative stage of sleep but also the part where your body processes your physical and mental stressors from the day before. This can leave you feeling irritable when it’s time to get back to work! If you don’t get enough sleep during the night (about 7-9 hours for adults), a short nap can help make up for some of that lost time. However, if you’re already getting plenty of rest at night then taking a long nap might not be as beneficial because it could interfere with getting into deep stages of restorative slumber later in the evening or night.”
Get the right amount of sleep, and you’ll have a more productive day. The right amount of sleep will leave you feeling energized and ready to face the day, while too much or too little can lead to grogginess and over-tiredness. Here are some tips on how to nap for the right amount of time; If you have just woken up from a long night’s sleep, do not try napping for at least two hours. It will take a lot longer than that for your body to wake up fully from its slumber, and then it will be hard for you to fall asleep again once you get tired. Try not to nap after 5pm if possible; doing so may make it difficult for you to fall asleep at night (and then again in the morning).
In conclusion, we can see that naps are a powerful tool for rejuvenating your body and mind. Whether you take a quick ten-minute siesta or a full hour’s nap, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. And while there may be some initial skepticism about what these naps can do for us as individuals—just look at all those jokes about sleeping on the job!—it turns out that they have been proven time and time again to have positive effects on people’s lives (not just their work lives but also their personal ones). So if you haven’t tried napping yet? Give it a go!