After a busy morning without rest, you may be able to find a moment to take a nap. If you do it every day, you will be surprised at how beneficial it is for the body and mind. We’re not talking about 3 or 4-hour naps from which you wake up groggy, but about sleep periods of at least 30 minutes 3 times a week, or if possible, every day.
You will train more easily
A nap makes it possible to compensate for the energy expended in the morning and afternoon. So when you hit the gym at the end of the day, you’ll be at the top of your motor skills.
You reduce cravings for snacks
You must have noticed: When you don’t sleep enough hours, you constantly snack to get enough energy. Instead of rushing to grab a bag of chips or a candy bar to keep your eyes peeled, taking a nap is better for your body and overall health.
You reduce your stress level
When you are deprived of sleep, your body produces more cortisol, which increases your stress levels. Best way to lower it? A little nap will make you see life in pink again.
It’s good for your heart
We already know that lack of sleep is a major factor in cardiovascular disease. However, a Harvard University study showed that the risks are reduced thanks to naps, which makes it possible to compensate for very short nights.
Improves your brain performance
By running your brain at full speed from early morning until late at night, you risk exhausting it. A nap of 30 minutes or more allows you to rest and improve your performance. A study showed that it can improve your brain performance for up to 24 hours. We are not talking about “rejuvenating” sleep in vain.
Scientific studies have proven the relationship between naps and increased psychological and cognitive performance. During naps, learning is enhanced and memorization of what has been learned is improved.