next time someone gives you a hard time for needing an afternoon nap, just tell
them you’re not getting older, you’re getting SMARTER!
A City University of New York study found that people who nap have sharper memories.
BUT-Timing is everything.
Follow these guidelines
for a perfect naptime:
10 minutes- a good quick fix. It
immediately wards off fatigue and boosts brain power for at least 2 ½ more
20 minutes- you’ll have delayed
benefits. . It will improve your reaction time and thought clarity. But, it’ll
take you at least 35 minutes to shake off that mental fog of “taking 20”
30 minutes- gives you a healthy
boost. You’ll feel drowsy for about 5 minutes, but then more mentally fit for
90. (still, a 10 minute nap is better;
you avoid the hangover effect of a deeper sleep)
45 to 90 minutes- no help at all. You drift
into deep sleep without completing a full sleep cycle. You’ll often feel worse
after you wake up than before
· 90 to 110 minutes- signs of trouble.
Habitual napping may be a sign of a disorder.