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Posts Tagged ‘Nap’

Nap Your Way To Good Health

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Doctors recommend adults to get at least eight hours of sleep in a day but where do we have the time right? Work, kids, chores, the list is just endless. Haven’t there been days when you just want to curl up in your bed and sleep twenty four hours straight? I’m going to tell you a simple but effective way to get rid of your tiredness and feel energized like never before. Take a wild guess! Napping! Napping doesn’t mean putting on your pyjamas and sleeping like you’ve been knocked out. A small nap can last anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour. It is proven that a small power nap in the afternoon will energize you, improve your heart health and reduce depression.

Kind of makes sense doesn’t it? If you are sleepy you’ll not be able to concentrate on your work. So why not take a small nap to feel refreshed? An elegant solution indeed. Now I’ll tell you the basic dos and don’ts of napping. First off, make sure you nap at the same time every day. It might not be possible if you are working but you can always time your lunch break so as to squeeze in a quick shut eye. Another thing you should always make sure is to set an alarm at the exact time you want to get up. You don’t want to sleep off and miss work right? The ideal time to doze off is between 2PM and 4PM. It is not advisable to nap after 5PM as your biological clock will be already setting itself up to sleep through the night.

The last tip, find yourself a place you can nap. It is not necessary that you need a bed to nap on. Just find a nice quiet place with a comfortable chair and doze off. If you are still feeling tired even after napping, then it is advised that you visit a doctor because you might be suffering from sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Try to include napping in your daily list of things and I assure you’ll be more than happy with the results. I’ll be back after a quick nap. Have a great weekend everyone!