Alas, not everyone gets 30-40 minutes of sleep in the middle of the day. But those who find this opportunity reap huge benefits for their health, productivity, and efficient brain function.
If you sleep every night for 8 hours, going to bed and getting up at the same time, then you probably feel great, which means that you do not have any need for daytime sleep.
But let's face it, you can't do that. Sometimes you sleep 7 hours, sometimes 5, sometimes 3, 5, and on the night from Friday to Saturday, after a week of chronic lack of sleep, you can safely pass out for 15 hours, if not more. The problem is that weekend hibernation does not compensate for the lack of sleep during the work week.
When you are constantly deprived of enough sleep, says Rajkumar Dasgupta, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California, it can have a huge negative impact on your mood, concentration, health, immune system, and more.
Therefore, for those who sleep at random at night, daytime sleep can be a real salvation. Scientists agree that the ideal time to take a nap is 3 p.m., when the circadian rhythm is at its lowest.
Indeed, after dinner, many people feel sleepy and distracted, which means it's time to go for a half-hour nap.
However, you should not sleep longer than 30 minutes during the day - otherwise you risk falling into a deep sleep, after which you will feel crumpled, and at night you will not be able to fall asleep again. Therefore, it is better to try not to fall asleep during the daytime sleep, but to maintain a state of light nap.
Just half an hour of relaxation in a supine position with your eyes closed and away from the noise - and you will become more alert, feel a surge of creative inspiration and remember what you could not remember before.
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