October 31, 2007

Does a midday nap ruin your night’s sleep?

woman nappingWe all have heard of that one before. Napping for around 15-20 minutes at noon-time can actually refresh us and help us concentrate better on the tasks in hand. Yes, you do love taking that short nap, but you are afraid that you might end up tossing and turning on bed and counting sheep at night. Don’t fret. Recent research indicates that napping has little effect on sleep onset -- and that a nap today may be beneficial for mental processing tomorrow. Napping did not seem to affect nighttime sleep in any way. However make sure that the span of your noon time nap is real short and doesn’t extend for hours.




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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Concerned that a midday snooze might ruin a good night's sleep? Fret not; ongoing research from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center indicates that napping has little effect on sleep onset -- and that a nap today may be beneficial for mental processing tomorrow.

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  2. Timing Is Everything!
    A nap should be about 15 to 30 minutes in duration. If you nap longer than thirty minutes, your body falls into deep sleep, which is difficult to wake from and when you do, you'll feel groggy

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  3. Saudarya5:56 PM

    Naps greatly strengthen the ability to pay close attention to details and to make critical decisions

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  4. Prabha5:29 PM

    Naps are extremely healthy

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