Nap Time!

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  • 34% of adults in the U.S. say they take a nap on a typical day.
  • A person who dreams during a short nap is likely sleep deprived.
  • As we age there is a tendency to take and be satisfied with shorter naps.
  • Ideal nap time: 1pm – 4pm. ย Napping later in the day can interfere with falling asleep at night.
  • A 10-20 minute nap packs the most punch. You can feel groggy after 20-30 minute naps. A 60 minute nap may do more harm than good.
  • To avoid a deep sleep, it’s best to sleep slightly upright

Read more @ wsj.com: The Perfect Nap: Sleeping is a Mix of Art and Science

Comments

  1. They literally just did a news segment on this – are you prescient or what?

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  2. I often take a little “disco nap” during the day–gives ya that extra oomph ya need to make it through. But you’re right–sleep too long and you’re done…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Naps just make me soooo tired!

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  4. hey–the 90 minute nap, if you look at it–is the way to go–though some nights it feels like that is only as long as I sleep anyway

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  5. Uh huh.. Nap anywhere? Ask me about that – my desk, in car, university van, sofa… Name it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. I love naps!

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  7. I am on a long teleconference now which started very early my time…a small nap in my reclining office chair might be advisable…or do I need to wait until 1 pm?

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  8. Reblogged this on Movers, Shakers, Leadership Makers.

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  9. Reblogged this on mygym2streetblog and commented:
    The importance of that quick nap!

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  10. i am known for my catnapping skills, everyday in my kindy class, i take a quick nap while they do (lucky i have a co-teacher) and feel absolutely refreshed after 15 minutes. i’m a horrible travel companion as i fall asleep most anywhere, though lucky, (or unlucky depending on your perspective,), i wake right up after a few minutes and just start talking right where i left off ) the power of the nap is awe inspiring – b

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  11. The minute I take the transit, I take a nap. That’s at least good 15 minutes.

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  12. Great post and reminder! Didn’t they say Clinton, Churchill and Deng Xiaopeng all take power naps!

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  13. Reblogged this on nbeamp.

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  14. Thank you for the information. I learned some things.

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