WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER:  What’s the Ideal Length of a Helpful Nap?  And When?
Sleep Expert Reveals Ideal Nap Length, Time of Day & Habit
Getting good rest is one of the best ways to get or stay healthy; but how can we make sure we do it well?
It can be tempting to take a nap in the middle of the day.  When you really need one, what’s the best time to do it, the best way to do it, and, for how long?  

Dr. Rebecca Robbins, a sleep expert, says data shows that napping can be good for you; but it shouldn’t be a substitute for a full night’s sleep.

Robbins also says that the perfect nap is ten to 20 minutes long, the ideal time to nap is between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

You should not nap if you suffer from insomnia.  And you’ll get the highest benefits from napping if you do so at the same time each day – you’ll even learn to fall asleep more quickly, and to wake up without an alarm.  It’s good to have a dedicated nap spot, which is different from where you sleep, each night.

If you suffer with depression or anxiety, don’t take too many naps.  Speak with your health care provider, who can offer some other great ways to help.

Relax with more, here:  (Yahoo)


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