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Make the Most of a Healthy Napping Schedule

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Apr 11, 2018 10:25:14 AM

It is not uncommon to hit a bit of an energy slump midday. The effects of your morning coffee are wearing off and maybe that lunch was a little too heavy to contribute to your afternoon productivity. Although regular experiences of severe drops in energy might indicate a larger problem, the occasional need for a daytime nap is normal.

If you want to make the most of your afternoon shut-eye, read on for some tips on how to get the most out of your nap!

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Too Many Naps Can Hurt Your Sleep Health

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Mar 7, 2018 1:16:43 PM

Everyone knows that taking a brief nap during the day can work wonders for one's alertness and well-being, especially if one is not getting enough sleep at night. Naps, taken in moderation, can have remarkable benefits for neurological health.

However, according to Business Insider, a neuroscience and psychology professor at the University of California at Berkeley named Matthew Walker, warns that naps can cause harm if taken for too long or too late in the day. The naps that one takes to compensate for lack of sleep at night may be contributing to that lack of sleep.

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The Benefit Of Sleep For An Athletic Lifestyle

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Aug 23, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Exercise is one of the best things that we can do for our bodies. While it has plenty of benefits, such as getting the heart pumping and oxygen flowing, there is always a post-recovery that when it hits, generally hits pretty hard. That is why sleep is so important. Did you know that sleep is actually in the top 3 of most athletes priority to-do list? When it is not, it could be due to the common error of mistaking "rest" for sleep. Real sleep, coupled with physical conditioning and a nutritious eating plan, helps athlete's function better than when they don’t.

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How do Naps Affect Your Restful Night’s Sleep?

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Jun 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Sometimes, it's hard to make it through the day without feeling utterly exhausted. You want to take a nap, but what if you can't sleep that night? Then you'll be tired again all day tomorrow. It's a vicious cycle.

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Is Drinking Caffeine or Napping More Effective?

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Apr 28, 2015 1:08:00 PM

When comparing the advantages of a napping over drinking a cup of coffee, hands down sleep is always a better alternative. The caffeine in coffee is an artificial stimulant and over consumption can increase blood pressure and causes some people to feel jittery.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Naps

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Apr 21, 2015 2:50:00 PM

Contrary to popular belief, toddlers are not the only ones who need a nap—adults can benefit from taking a short nap either during the day or after work. Napping can improve your productivity, enhance your cognitive abilities, and give you some much-needed energy for the rest of the day. However, if not done correctly, napping can interfere with your sleep-cycle.

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How Do Naps Affect Productivity at Work?

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Apr 14, 2015 11:10:00 AM

The debate is over. Several medical studies have proven that naps can increase your productivity at work and home, and have a positive impact on your overall health. In fact, in a study of weary military pilots conducted by NASA, a 40 minute nap provided a 34% increase in performance and a 100% increase in alertness.

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The Health Benefits of Napping

Posted by Lisa Floyd on Apr 7, 2015 2:56:00 PM

Sleep is essential for your health and well-being, but many find it hard to get adequate sleep at night. Work, family, and social obligations often take precedence over getting enough rest. Though American culture often takes the view that napping is lazy and a waste of time, a daily nap can recharge your body, replace the sleep you’re missing at night, and make you more productive. There are a number of health benefits to napping.

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