As often as we talk about the benefits of sleep, more than a third of Americans don’t get the proper amount of the closed eye. Instead, we push our comfort to accomplish more work, hang out with friends, or — let’s be real — binge another episode of succession. But even though most of us are still yawning in our coffee cups, may be taking a nap to treat combat those afternoon accidents because of their health benefits.
If the idea of adding another thing to your already busy schedule is giving you stress, you might consider naps as a natural way to recharge for the day. “Taking a nap can increase your sleep cycle, regulate your sympathetic nervous system, help you think and go of the things that are causing you stress, and be used as a circadian marker to help your body understand where you are in the 24-hour cycle. Sleep solutions author sleep specialist W. Chris Winter, MD, says like meditation, it can be [used] as a quiet time in the middle of a chaotic day.
However, taking a lunch day nap does not mean that you can sleep the day away. To take the most of the benefits, you want to be conscious of the amount of time you plan to hit the grass. “Note that some studies show that you allow yourself to go through a full sleep cycle (which is about 90 minutes) [to get the most benefits]. Ideally, you should avoid waking up in a state of deep sleep, says John Brees, a sleep science coach and founder of Happy Sleepy Head.
In any case, whether you’re thinking of taking a nap for the hour break or stealing a few minutes away from work (sorry, boss!), below all the amazing benefits your body can get by taking a nap every single day.
After A Day
While you might want to sneak a little nap into your day, you may have a hard time getting off a bit if it’s not something your body is used to. “On your first day, you’ll probably have no trouble falling asleep at all, especially if you sleep less than eight hours a night. But once you wake up from napping, you may feel the first benefit — a clear mind and restored alertness,” brees says.
However, make sure you are not over. Sleeping more than the recommended time on the first day can backfire and make you feel tired and tired. “The recommended nap period is 20 to 30 minutes,” Brees adds. “If you sleep beyond your first day, you are likely to wake up to the opposite effect, which can discourage you from ever continuing to take frequent naps.”
After A Week
“This period is going to be the toughest, as you will constantly adjust your regular schedule to fit the naps. Your body may have a hard time getting used to this new activity, too,” Breese says. The good news is, once you explore the ideal schedule to include a daily 20 or 90 minute nap in your routine, you’ll start to notice the benefits almost immediately.
“It won’t be long until you’re seeing that focus has become easier to start, your attention span has increased, your motor skills and accuracy have improved, and your overall mood and energy levels are higher than usual,” he says.
After A Month
According to Brees, a month’s napping can make a huge difference in your professional and personal life. When taken correctly, naps can “improve memory, promote creativity, and enhance emotional control and stamina.” All of these things can help you achieve more in your career and build healthy personal relationships,” Breese explains. Wait, can naps really make you more productive? Count us in
After Half year ( 6 Months )
Basically, adding a nap to your daily routine will give your body a major health boost. After six months, the long-term benefits of the napping kick. Breese noted a study on Greek adults that found a short nap during the day reduces the risk of dying from heart disease and may increase your sex drive by getting more rest regularly. “Overall, napping can help you get on a more consistent schedule, and research finds continuity to be hugely beneficial to your sleep,” breese says
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