More and more studies have shown that power naps have many health benefits for adults 😴 Here are ten dreamy benefits of power naps that could change your life
① Energy boost️
Power naps can provide you that kickstart of energy, especially when you take a shorter nap—the less time you nap, the less likely you’ll fall into a deep sleep, making you groggy and taking away from the potential to boost your energy. There’s a bit of disagreement among experts about the perfect amount of time to grab that extra shut-eye, but most fall in the range of 10 to 30 minutes.
② Increased creativity
Every job requires some level of creativity, from the obvious artistic requirements of graphic designers and architects to the more subtle ones of administrative personnel organizing schedules or an accountant balancing books. So take a nap and see where your creativity goes—it could benefit you and your employer greatly.
③ Improved memory🧠
For many people, everything from power naps to 90-minute naps can be very restorative, resulting in improved memory and cognitive function. Some experts say that people who can nap properly—meaning being able to take a nap without falling into a deep sleep and waking up refreshed—benefit much more from these short naps than turning to energy drinks and caffeine. The nap allows them to reactivate their memory and organize information more easily.
④ Improved mood
On some days you just need that extra bit of shut-eye. Whether you have a restless night or a stressful (and therefore tiring) week at work, a power nap can keep your spirits high. But if you have insomnia, sleep apnea, or other forms of sleep condition, talk to your doctor before scheduling in any naps.
⑤ Increased productivity
Naps are a viable option to help with burnouts because it refreshes your body and gives your mind a break, and the increase in productivity from a power nap could last for several hours afterward.
If you haven’t tried napping, it’s not too late to enjoy the many possible benefits of rejuvenating and healing your body in many ways, and you may even help your heart️ #howtosleepandglow - 9 minutes ago