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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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retiredtraveler wrote:

Nance53 wrote:

"...I knew a nap is good but I don't take one as then cant sleep at night. Could use about 4 PM when I get sleepy but fight my waypast it....".


The 'trick' is to take a short one. Many of us, as we get older, can fall asleep, seemingly within minutes, for a nap. You need to set an alarm and limit yourself to 15-20 minutes. This used to be called a 'power nap' that some corporations urged, and provided a space for, in their corporate buildings.


omg  I remember this..  there were relaxation spaces.  I think some of them are still there in our building LOL!

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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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Yes, I take naps regularly. If I can get even 20 minutes in, I feel refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day! If I slept poorly the night before, I try to get in a 2 hour nap. I also like to keep my room dark and cool. I always sleep with a fan on and facing me. I love the air brushing my face.

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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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Nance53 wrote:

"...I knew a nap is good but I don't take one as then cant sleep at night. Could use about 4 PM when I get sleepy but fight my waypast it....".


The 'trick' is to take a short one. Many of us, as we get older, can fall asleep, seemingly within minutes, for a nap. You need to set an alarm and limit yourself to 15-20 minutes. This used to be called a 'power nap' that some corporations urged, and provided a space for, in their corporate buildings.


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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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I knew a nap is good but I don't take one as then cant sleep at night. Could use about 4 PM when I get sleepy but fight my waypast it. 

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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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me too, although I'm very tired I'll fight to stay up so I won't be up till 7 a.m.
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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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No I didn't.  I don't take naps because then I can't sleep at night.  Any suggestions?

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A nap! brain nerves reactivate..new level
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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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Thanks!
I didn't know a nap could increase your brain's processing ability SO MUCH!
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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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I do love to Nap as it give me a pleasant luxury or you can say a short of a mini-vacation. It helps to get some relaxation and rejuvenation. It restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. Study states that 40-minute nap improves the performance by 34% and alertness 100%.

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Re: Did you know taking a nap is good for you?

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Went out for a 35 mile bike ride with other cyclists. Had my camel water pack as temperature was climbing from the 80's to the hundreds. When I came home took a nap which proved the ideal thing to do. Refreshed I proceeded to do some chores and shopping.