A child hates when parents ask him to take a nap in between playtime. However, for adults, these few minutes are the best times of the day. The choice varies with individuals; few prefer to rest for a few minutes to refresh and continue their work energetically, while others don’t take out time. There are different types of naps that people prefer taking in the afternoon as per their daily routines. In a few cases, people complain that napping in the afternoon makes it difficult for them to sleep at night. Hence situations vary; scientific studies have found different types of naps as per the individual’s needs.
Types of naps
Each individual is different, and so is his eating and resting requirement. Few people can work nonstop for hours while others get tired in some time. There are various factors responsible for it, and one is the amount of sleep requirement by the body. Amongst many kinds of naps, the three common ones are power, snooze, and full-on nap. Let’s discuss each type in detail.
The shortest nap
Power naps are the shortest ones that last for 15-20 minutes. Scientifically they are proven to be brain rechargers and make the person active and boosts energy. A power nap is also suitable for improving short term and long term memory and is popular amongst people who stay busy and do multiple tasks together. The fifteen-minute rest will boost their mental functions and regain their strength to refresh and continue their full energy chores. So, next time if you feel you are too busy and can’t take out time to rest, consider taking a power nap after lunchtime and see the difference it makes in your productivity.
Half an hour nap
The 20 minutes to half an hour nap is a snooze session. This is a bit longer than the power nap and is suitable for people who didn’t sleep the night properly before. It often happens that if you did not sleep the previous night or something kept you awake, the next day seems to be tiring. Concentration on work is difficult in the case, and the person feels like resting for some time. So, to lessen the fatigue, go and have a snooze session to refresh and bring in the lost energy. The thirty-minute nap continued with a cup of tea or coffee that will supercharge you for your next task.
90 minutes nap
Take this nap only after involving in some energetic activity and exhaustion; or if you didn’t sleep the last night, maybe some tension kept you awake. Otherwise, sleeping the latter would be difficult. Make sure the nap doesn’t exceed 90 minutes. After waking up, you will be charged and entirely active to continue your work. Besides, your fatigue and drowsiness will vanish. There is a chance that you won’t feel sleepy till late at night after the long nap. Hence, it is better to take this nap within six hours after waking up so that your next night doesn’t spoil.
So, which types of naps suit your routine? A short rest is beneficial and an energy booster. However, if you regularly have sleeping disorders, contact Sleep and Headache Solutions. Call us at 832-688-8886 to schedule your appointment.