What’s the Best Nap Length?

What’s the Best Nap Length?

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Naps are nice, aren’t they! I just wish my kids would realize how important they are and how good you feel after you wake up! I don’t take a lot of naps, but when I get a chance to do this, I take it!  Here’s a little information for the curious about naps:

So how long should you nap? Experts say a 10 to 20 minute “power nap” is best for refreshing your mind and increasing energy and alertness. The sleep isn’t as deep as longer naps, which allows you to get right back at your day upon waking.

A 30 minute nap can lead to 30 minutes of grogginess, as you are often waking just as your body enters the deeper stages of sleep. You’ll experience some of that same fogginess if you sleep for an hour, but 60 minute naps are good for memory boosting.

The longest naps—around 90 minutes—are good for those people who just don’t get enough sleep at night. It’s a complete sleep cycle and can improve emotional memory and creativity.

Don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep, but always take a nap every chance you get (except when I’m on the air)…lol.

For more information on napping, visit: naturalsociety.com/science-napping/