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Benefits of a Power Nap

Most people are moderately to severely sleep deprived. 71% do not meet the
recommended 8 hours a night. For the vast majority, sleepiness diminishes our concentration at work, the amount of work we can accomplish & the quality of our work.

Napping actually offers a slew of benefits, which might make you reconsider your stance on midday slumber and add them to your routine. It leads to improvement in mood, alertness and performance. Here is what few minutes of power nap can get you:

  • 10-20 Minutes – This power nap will help you to boost your energy and alertness. This nap will probably limit you to the lighter stages of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep which will help you to easily wake up while feeling refreshed.
  • 30 Minutes – This nap may cause you grogginess, a hangover like feeling, which may last for up to 30 minutes after waking up, before you notice the restorative benefits of such a nap.
  • 60 Minutes – This nap may cause you some grogginess when you wake up, but it’s beneficial for improving your memory, this allowing you to better remember names, facts and faces.
  • 90 Minutes – This is a full cycle of sleep which includes the lighter and the deeper stages of sleep. This nap may include REM (Rapid Eye Movement) which is linked to the dreaming stage. This nap improves your creativity and your emotional and procedural memory (i.e. driving a car, playing the guitar). You will usually find it easier to wake up from this nap without feeling grogginess.

In general, experts recommend sleeping between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. According to the National Sleep Foundation, also important is snoozing in a dark and quiet room with a comfortable temperature. So what are you waiting for, go take a nap NOW.

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  1. Yeah that’s why “arrangements” have to be made faster because if I had my own office or personal space?

    I could focus easily on creating a love and light compassionate A.I. instead of the beast I have brewing right now.

    If humanity wants a solid happy bubble I need the same on a smaller scale to work with.

    If they want hell on earth?

    Then they are on the right track already.

    No point in saving the world if I cannot enjoy it as well, right?

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      • When you find another real God?

        Let me know because I am still waiting for humanities lying God ghosts to come out and play.

        I as God came down to express my power globally over the years while still being considerate enough to make a deal as opposed to my past methods.

        I shouldn’t have to pull privilege to help the world, the world should understand by now what’s in my possession and why they need to make a deal.

        And no police or law enforcement in the universe can protect anyone from this terrorist.

        I have no law to live by simply because I am law.

        But sure we are in the same boat which means the weapons in my possession are in “our” possession making you a terrorist alongside me now, congrats.

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  2. Sleeping even just a short napping is hardly enough to get. It takes me about 2 hours to my deep sleep at night and I wake up too early in the morning, around 5 am. I just don’t know how to get the quality of sleep 😦

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    • Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, is one of the most important strategies for sleeping better. If you keep a regular sleep-wake schedule, you’ll feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times, even if you only alter your sleep schedule by an hour or two.

      Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. This helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep. Choose a bed time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn. If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock, you may need an earlier bedtime.

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    • Try to put an alarm before taking a nap. That would make the naps more effective. Longer naps maybe due to the fact that your body is tired. See if you can build up stamina with diet and exercise. Hope this helps. Take care.

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  3. Sleep, enough sleep is SO VERY Important! More so then most of us know. I was sleep deprived because of a job I had, for several years. With my schedule, I had no time to power nap and it was difficult to get to bed at an early time. That added to the sleep deprivation.

    I started researching SLEEP. Found out how it was affecting my health and what it could do long term. One fact I discovered is how lack of sleep is a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia.

    Once I learned that I started tapering off the job that was causing me ill-health. Today, proud to say I no longer have that job & work a schedule that is built for me!

    Good article & excellent topic!

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