My Mother used to make my siblings and I take naps all the time. I was too young to understand the significance of taking naps, but one thing I did know without a doubt, was that I hate taking naps because it took time away from playtime with friends. Now that I've grown and matured, I welcome naps, even short ones.
Do you take a nap throughout your daily activities? What do you do when you're too stressed or too tired? Having a solid nights sleep can be beneficial to your brain and memory. Taking naps, even short naps (cat naps), have important brain benefits! According to studies, the recommended time for a short nap is between 20-30 minutes. Taking short naps provide significant benefits such as:
1. Improving your performance
2. Increasing alertness
3. Minimizing the feeling of grogginess
4. Will not interfere with nighttime sleep
5. Saving money on caffeine products
Just to name a few. Remember, finding 20 minutes in your busy day to rest your body can pay off. Another study showed that even a 6 minute nap improves memory function. Listen to your body and rest.