While children typically encouraged to take naps in the afternoon, our culture generally frowns upon adults who sleep at mid-day. However, many people experience sleepiness in the afternoon. Research shows that a 20-30 minutes power nap is best to do at about 8 hours after waking up in the morning.
Read on to learn about the benefits of a nap for the body and brain’s health!
Benefits of Nap for Brain’s Health
Studies have shown that sleep plays an important role in storing memories. A nap can help you remember things as much as a full night’s sleep. Sleep actually prepares the brain like a dry sponge, ready to soak up new information.
Try taking a nap to lift up your spirits if you’re feeling down. Research suggests naps help improve emotional regulation, including increasing the ability to tolerate frustration and reducing the tendency to be impulsive.
A quick 20 minutes of sleep during the day can help strengthen the body’s ability to deal with stress. Following a regular sleep, routine calms and restores the body. Lack of sleep, on the other hand, reduces your energy and diminishes mental clarity.
Benefits of Nap for Body’s Health
Reduce risk for heart disease
A study found that people who napped for 45 to 60 minutes had lower blood pressure after going through mental stress. A study carried out in Switzerland found that people who had 1 or 2-afternoon naps a week were less likely to have a heart attack or stroke, compared with people who did not nap.
Maintain a good physical appearance
Sleep is restorative inside and outside the body. Sleep deprivation can make a person look tired and fatigued – and of course, less attractive. A good nap can help you looking young, healthy, and energized throughout the day!
Improve physical performance
Many professional athletes have recognized the vital role of sleep in their performance. Napping has been shown to improve motor performance such as accuracy, speed, strength, and reaction time. On the other hand, an excessive nap can disrupt healthy circadian rhythms.
Mimpi is perfect for your mid-day sleep!
Whether it’s dark or bright outside, Mimpi can help you experience the best sleep you’ll ever have in your life! Mimpi only uses premium high-quality materials from Belgium: A-grade natural latex, memory foam, high resilience foam, and support foam. The mattress cover is removable and washable and made of high-quality fire retardant fabrics with viscose and pes.
Moreover, our mattress keeps you cool on the hottest days because of our moisture-wicking fabrics and highly breathable natural latex! What a perfect mattress for a hot mid-day nap, right?
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