The Benefits of a Power Nap

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Here are a few tips of successful power napping

1. It helps if you nap at consistent times.

Schedule your naps, say, every day after lunch, between 1 and 130.

2. Remember, though, to keep it within those 30 minutes.

Set a timer or an alarm, if you must, otherwise, you may suffer from grogginess for hours afterwards.

3. Find a dark, quiet place.

Your body instinctually knows that daylight means being awake and dark is time for sleeping. If you can’t find a dark place, use an eye mask.

4. Unless you are sleeping in a very warm car, use a light blanket.

Your body temperature drops when you sleep and you will sleep better if you are comfortable.

5. Be careful where you decide to nap.

Some work places are OK with a quick nap, however, others are not. Don’t be caught slacking at your desk. If your place of employment frowns on napping, do it during your lunch break.

Napping may not be for everyone, but if you are one of them, you may find that you will become one of the most productive people that you know.

Sources:

Michaelhyatt.com

Mayoclinic.org

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