Napping is a tricky subject, we’ve all gone for a supposable 20-minute nap, just to awake 3 hours later with no recollection of how your life came to this. If you oversleep during a nap, it can have a negative effect on your sleeping pattern and you’ll find it very hard to get to sleep later that night. But if you nap effectively, you’ll soon reap the benefits.

The ideal nap time should be within 20 – 30 minutes, this is enough to refresh your mind and body, leaving you feeling revived once you awake. If you end up sleeping much longer than this then it can lead to you actually feeling worse than you did before you decided to go for a nap in the first place. You should certainly consider this when it comes to putting your head down for a nap. Naps can be very risky, if you don’t do them right, the consequences can be very negative.

We live in an era that is gradually becoming more and more sleep deprived, we end up staying up later than necessary as a result of mobile phones and technology. You must understand that naps do not make up for a poor quality of nighttime sleep. They should be used as more of a way to replenish your energy after a long day at work, giving you that extra boost to keep you going throughout the rest of the day.

The main advantages of napping are that it quickly restores your alertness, waking up feeling refreshed and raring to go. Naps can also pick up your mood, this is often why we decide to nap when we feel upset, napping provides us with a quick method of feeling more cheerful.Overall, naps are certainly a must for those that struggle to go a day without feeling tired, the optimal time to nap is when you get home after work/college. This is when you tend to feel the most

Overall, naps are certainly a must for those that struggle to go a day without feeling tired, the optimal time to nap is when you get home after work/college. This is when you tend to feel the most exhausted, unless of course it’s a Friday. The most important thing you should bear in mind is that your nap should last between 20-30 minutes, any longer than this you’ll run the risk of messing up your sleeping pattern.

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24 and living in London. Production manager within the bed industry. I have a strong passion for beds and football. In my spare time I love going on long car journeys around Europe with my lovely wife, Cara.

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