Taking a nap after a long day of work feels excellent. However, we all know that sometimes we can feel as exhausted as before taking the nap. A nap that is longer than thirty minutes is considered as a deep sleep. We feel tired after a nap that lasts more than 30 minutes because we are in a deep sleep and is very difficult for the body to get out of that sleep.
Health Benefits of Napping
Taking a nap is an excellent time for the brain to reboot. Our brain needs a short nap to perform in full capacity again after it has been tired throughout the day.
If you take a 10-minute or 20-minute nap your brain will be more alert and its mental capacity will increase. If you need to be quicker and more efficient at night or throughout the day, take a short nap enjoy its benefits.
If you have many obligations and you want to minimize your sleeping period take several 20-minute naps throughout the day. You will feel alert, concentrated and alert for the next few hours.
However, remember that these nap cycles cannot last for too long. Besides the short reboots, your brain also needs enough deep sleep to function properly.
If you really need more time to finish your obligations and tasks than you should take a longer nap that will last for an hour approximately. This will enable your brain to perform the cognitive processes normally and efficiently. To normalize your creativity levels and memory nap for 90 minutes.
While you are taking a short nap, you can position your body a bit in a sit up position so that you don’t fall asleep. Dreams during the naps are a sign of sleep deprivation, so go straight to bed immediately.