Naps are completely underrated. When you were a kid, napping during the day was the thing you looked forward to! But now, napping can seem childish or a sign that you’re aging, and if you’re ever found napping at work, forget it. Don’t let yourself feel this way, get back into the napping routine and treat yourself with a nice nap!
Be honest with yourself, you’re probably sleep deprived right now. Most people don’t get enough sleep at night, not even close. When is the best time to catch up on that sleep? Right now of course, by taking a nap. If you’re not getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night, you’re in trouble. Make sure to catch up with a nap.
Napping is great for your brain. German neuropsychologists discovered that napping after learning something new allows you to remember that piece of information 5 times better than if you stayed awake afterwards. But i can’t nap after everything I learn! Well it only takes about 15-20 minutes to become rejuvenated. It allows the chemicals in your brain to rebalance, allowing you to feel more alert even if its only for a little while.
One of the main themes on this website is the warnings we give for pigging out. For those out there who are trying to lose weight, napping is great for preventing you from overindulging. Lack of sleep triggers your body’s production of gherkin, which makes you want to eat more to keep up, lowering the levels of leptin, which is a hormone that tells you when you’re full.
Feeling stressed? Napping is a great way to calm your blood pressure down. Because stress causes your blood pressure to skyrocket, which can lead to heart disease, erection problems and stroke, taking a nap should be #1 on your list. A healthy snooze can help your body handle anxiety.