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The Quest for Rest:
Power Napping for Better Living

Restore your energy with a healthy power nap

Most people experience drowsiness during the day. But, not everyone lets it affect them. Here’s how to take advantage of the power nap to restore energy and live a healthier life.

Planned Napping

Planned napping is napping that takes place at regular intervals, planned for the day. For example, you could plan out a power nap at 3PM, right when your energy starts to decline. A quick nap could rejuvenate you for the rest of the day without interfering with bedtime.

Unplanned Napping

Unplanned napping is when you take spontaneous naps throughout the day. This is sometimes more beneficial than planned napping because you can adjust your nap schedule to how you feel throughout the day. An unplanned nap can quickly “recharge your batteries” so that you can go on with your day and be productive.

A healthy power nap
A quick power nap will "recharge your batteries'"and make you feel fresh and restful,
without any disruption to your normal sleep pattern.

Time Restrictions and Tips

Follow these tips to make the most of your quick nap:

» Keep it short
Keep your nap short. A quick 20 to 30 minute nap is all you should need to feel re-energized. If you’re still tired after that, you may be suffering from sleep deprivation. Focus on getting more sleep at night.

» Don't overdo it
If you sleep longer than 30 minutes, you may actually start shutting down for the rest of the day, so don’t overdo it. You could end up being a zombie until bedtime, when your body then gets a “second wind,” making it hard to get to sleep.

» Elevate your feet
Find a comfortable place that’s quiet and free of distractions, elevate your feet above your head, and relax into a nap.

» It helps circulation
Elevating the feet helps your circulation, and you’ll be surprised how much this will help you feel more awake when you’re done with the nap.

» Find soothing sounds
Turn on soothing sounds to help relax you, and try not to nap after 4PM. Ideally, you’ll nap between noon and 3PM.

» Don't nap after 4PM
If you nap after 4PM, you may find it difficult to get to sleep at night, which will disrupt your circadian rhythm - your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle that’s controlled by hormones like cortisol and melatonin.

Benefits of Napping

If you drive between dusk and dawn, your risk of getting into a car accident is significantly increased. In the wintertime, when the sun goes down early, you’re also at an increased risk. Vancouver personal injury lawyers, like Watson Goepel often see these cases where drivers are involved in accidents because they are tired after a long day’s work, are distracted by electronic gadgets in the car, or are not fully awake or focused on the road.

Taking a power nap during the day can help minimize the distracted driving, keep you more focused, reduce drowsiness, and help keep you and other safe on the road.

It can also make you more productive during the day. When you’re sleepy, you can’t focus on the task at hand. If you work in a field where creativity and mental focus are essential to your work, sleep deprivation makes you essentially unemployed.

Fix your sleep, and watch your productivity improve with a side-effect of living a healthier, safer, life.

About the author

Lisa Belville is a dietician and mom of three. Whenever she has the time, she likes to write about ways to live life better. You can find her articles on many websites and blog sites today.

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