Naps are always something that can be helpful to relax and feel better after a long morning. Are there any health benefits though to resting in the middle of the day? We hope to answer that question and many more in this short article on the benefits of naps, and some drawbacks. One of the biggest benefits is the feeling after taking a fulfilling nap. Not only do you have more energy, but you are in a better mood, increasing your alertness, memory, and reaction time. Whether you missed some sleep and want to recover, are sick and need rest, or just want to not feel tired anymore, naps can leave you feeling rested and reset.
Some downsides to napping can be the quite opposite feeling to fulfilling. Waking up feeling groggy and even more tired can be a result of too long of a nap, the wrong timing, or an uncomfortable environment. Here are some tips to avoid this groggy feeling:
- Set a timer: Know how long you should be napping for, and set a timer to wake up.
- Consider the reason for napping: Sometimes it can be a habit to nap when you feel
tired, but considering if it will truly help your tiredness is important to do.
- Be in a comfortable place: Napping right where you are can make an uncomfortable
sleeping position, so sleep in a place where you know you can get a fulfilling rest.
We hope you found this information helpful to get a more fulfilling nap in! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!