enter For a natural energy boost follow these tips for taking an effective power nap:
watch Gather your napping aids, such as a mat or blanket to put on the floor, a small pillow, eye mask, ear plugs, do not disturb sign and a soft alarm set to wake you after 20 minutes.
watch Turn all phones OFF or on airplane mode.
follow url Find a place where you can nap without being interrupted. The park, a car, a couch, a chill out or meditation room, or a sleeping pod.
title page of research paper Don’t worry if you don’t fall asleep – you will still gain benefit from stopping, changing posture and closing your eyes.
see url Nap for no more than 20 minutes if you want to avoid the grogginess of sleep inertia. But if it’s the weekend, enjoy a siesta.
Respect your post-nap state by gently easing your way back into the world. Walk slowly – it helps you make a smooth transition.
N.B. Sleep specialists typically advise people with insomnia not to nap during the day to increase the chances of falling asleep at night time. But not all do. Here’s another view. Insomnia – time to lift the ban on napping?