Finally. A new study has showed that taking a nap may boost a sophisticated kind of memory that helps us see the big picture and get creative.
Napping has been part of several cultures around the world.
The traditional short sleep during the day has significant impact on how people are able to sleep better and longer at night.
Lack of sleep causes several health problems including diabetes, heart disease and other illness, as well as car accidents and work injuries. In addition, people generally have a difficult time learning or concentrating due to sleep deprivation.
Surveys suggest few adults attain the recommended seven to eight hours a night. Some people add a daily nap to obtain the minimum amount of hours necessary for their bodies.
People react differently to naps. Some people really enjoy taking a half hour nap and feel reenergize after it. Short naps seem to work better after lunch or at the end of the working day.
On the other hand, some people do not like taking naps because they feel sleepy, lazy and slow after napping. How can the difference be explained?
Well, people have different diets, work different schedules, and exercise in different levels. The secret could be the ability of quickly falling sleep and resting during a short period of time.
People having difficulties falling asleep have experienced better results after taking natural sleeping aids such as melatonin, valerian and kava kava.
A good nap may be the “break” you need, promoting body relaxation and generating more energy for you.
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