Did you know there’s actually a proper way to nap? Yup! If you’re one of those people that doesn’t like to nap, well I’ve got the scoop for you. Turns out that there are recent findings that show that napping is DEFINITELY the way to go…just as long as you’re doing it right.
Today, I’d like to give you a quick breakdown of napping. It’s actually beneficial and there’s science that proves that you’re more productive when you take one.
As I said, napping is important, but the problem for most is that they feel groggy afterward. It’s because they’re napping too long. The thing is, that if you sleep too long, then you fall into something that’s called sleep inertia and then it becomes harder and harder to wake up and you’ll often feel even more tired afterward.
The key is apparently to take a 15-20 minute nap. That’s apparently the optimal range to stave off sleep inertia while giving your brain some time to rest and process what has happened throughout the day. There’s also an optimal time of day to take a nap. It’s between 12-2 PM.
So there you have it. It’s okay to nap, in fact, it’s actually better than going without, as it’s been shown that people (even with an optimal night’s sleep) who don’t nap, perform significantly more poorly than people that take 15-20 min naps midday.
Jerry “sweet dreams” Washington
P.S. If you’re still unsure of how you’ll feel, drink some coffee. Yeah! You can call it a napresso. How do you do it? Well since coffee take about 25 minutes to hit your blood stream, just drink a shot (or two) right before your nap. Then, boom, as soon as your alarm goes off, you’ve got that boost of energy coursing through your veins…Talk soon!