Taking a nap at home

In Summary

  • A nap is a short period of sleep that usually occurs during the day.
  • The best length for a nap for adults is about 20 minutes and not longer than 30 minutes.

Working all the day can be exhausting because you will eventually find yourself literally sleeping wherever you are whether in office,field or at home .

It is therefore advised to take a nap within the cause of the day to avoid embarrassment or rather sleep for 8 hours as advised by Ministry of Health.

A nap is a short period of sleep that usually occurs during the day.

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Nap usually varies from adults and babies.

The best length for a nap for adults is about 20 minutes and not longer than 30 minutes. Sleeping for 20 minutes allows you to get a bit of light sleep to boost alertness without entering into deep sleep. Waking up from deep sleep can cause grogginess and actually worsen sleepiness.

You must remember that sleeping too much is a sign sleeping condition or sickness.

Benefits of taking a nap

 Brief naps can be restorative and reduce fatigue during the day. After a night of insufficient sleep, a nap may counteract daytime drowsiness . Naps can be particularly beneficial for shift workers who struggle to get enough sleep and have to be alert at irregular times.

The Physiology of Naps and the Impact on Athletic Performance
Soccer player trying to take a nap.Photo courtesy

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A short daytime snooze may also boost workplace performance . A nap can improve cognitive functions such as memory, logical reasoning and the ability to complete complex tasks.

Some studies have found that physical performance can also improve after napping. Athletes may experience improved endurance, reaction times and cognitive performance if they take a daytime nap.

Napping may also reduce the impacts of insufficient sleep.Trying to take a nap relieve stress which supports the immune system if you didn’t get enough sleep during the night.

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