Why Napping Could Be a Huge Health Benefit

Getting enough sleep every night isn’t always easy, or even realistic, for many adults today. The thing is, if you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep each night (and ideally even nine hours of sleep), your physical and mental health is bound to suffer.

Napping is one way that many adults manage to offset the problem of insomnia or waking up during the middle of the night. The problem is, there are still tons of myths hanging around which suggest that napping isn’t a good idea. Here are a few facts about naps, just to set the record straight:

  • Myth: Only kids nap!This definitely isn’t true. In fact, around one-third of all adults say that they take naps during the day, and many people even take short naps while they’re at work. Rather than thinking of sleeping as being a sign of laziness, try thinking of it as a way of recharging your brain and your body.

 

  • Myth: Caffeine will be a good substitution for a nap.This definitely isn’t the case, because caffeine doesn’t have the same effect on your body as sleep does. If you’re feeling just a little sluggish in the afternoon, it might be a good idea to grab a cup of coffee; if you’re so tired that you’re falling asleep sitting up, a real nap might be a better option.

 

  • Myth: If you nap during the day, your sleep schedule will be messed up at night.While you don’t want to offset your sleep schedule by sleeping for a four-hour chunk in the middle of the day, it’s generally agreed by sleep experts that a solid 30-minute nap is enough to refresh you without causing disruption to your overall sleep schedule or sleep quality.

When it comes to improving your overall sleep quality, it’s important to understand that every small investment is a worthwhile one.

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