We’ve heard the opposite story for so long now, that it is interesting to hear from Dr Sara Mednick the author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life.
I’ve just posted a page up on Napping so you can read more detail, and watch a one hour video of her speaking about the topic in the US.
So here are some figures on how napping can help you sleep better:
- Decreased time to fall asleep at night by 14%
- Increased ability to sleep through the night by 12%
- Increased nighttime sleep by about 20 minutes
- Increased refreshed feeling by 5%
And these are just the results in relation to the following night’s sleep.
Go to the Napping page to find out other physical, psychological, intellectual, memory and safety reasons why you should nap.
In fact, the book and video are both brilliant – showing the evidence behind the best length of time to nap, the best time of the day to nap, how to nap to match your desired outcome (memory, refreshment, clear your head, increase your creative problem solving ability, etc), how napping can elevate your mood, your accuracy, interpersonal relationships, memory, learning and a whole lot more.
Wow, it is great information!
What have you found when you napped during the day for up to 90 minutes?
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