To Nap Or Not To Nap? Here Is All You Need To Know About Afternoon Naps

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To Nap Or Not To Nap? Here Is All You Need To Know About Afternoon Naps

31-May-2023
By ellephant


The weather has gotten unbearable, and laziness has set in unprecedented amounts. 

We're dehydrated, more fatigued, so naps are starting to become a general go-to. 

However, there are a few things you need to know about afternoon naps. 


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First things first, there are numerous benefits like:

- Feeling more relaxed

- Lesser fatigued

- More alert

- A better mood

- Better memory

- Better performance


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However, there are also downsides to napping during the day. They include feeling groggy and disoriented after waking up from a nap and the inability to sleep at night. 

Thus, it is important to have naps when it is only extremely necessary. 


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For instance:

- When you're feeling sudden fatigue or tiredness

- When you're trying to catch up on sleep

- When you intend to make it a part of your daily routine


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What are some tips to consider?

1. Keep afternoon naps short - they're called naps for a reason

2. Take naps in the early afternoon - this way it doesn't interfere with your sleep cycle and you feel better

3. Create an environment that is rest friendly - cool, comfortable and minimal distractions


And there you have it, happy napping folks!


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ellephant

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