A good sleep is crucial for productive day. But if a working day is too intensive, the nighttime sleep simply may not be enough. Maybe you need a break during a day? Why don’t you try the power nap?
Research has found that napping regularly may reduce stress and even decrease your risk of heart disease. To get the most out of power nap, follow these basic instructions.
Keep a regular nap schedule. Prime napping time falls in the middle of a day. Another time window is the afternoon. Other periods of day can be also used, but the napping can be somewhat less effective. You can even fall into deep sleep if you try the nap late in the evening.
Make it quick
Set your alarm for about 30 minutes or less, otherwise you may awake groggy and tired. Because you should awake before you fall in deep sleep.
Nap in the dark room or wear an eye mask. Blocking out light helps you fall asleep faster. Some people are even especially sensitive to light, which means that relaxing and napping is difficult without dark.
Don’t get disturbed
Disable the phone connectivity. Find a quiet place and make sure that nobody disturbs you. Lock the door if necessary.
Sounds can be really disturbing. This can distract you from relaxing and napping. Find a quiet place for your napping. Ear plugs can be a good solution, but be aware that if ear plugs completely block your hearing you may not hear the alarm, so you may break 30 minutes barrier.
Get Timer Aid
Napping can occur naturally, but the risk of falling too deep into sleep is considerable. Therefore set your clock on your phone. Also, you can find specialized power nap applications for different phone platforms.
Keep Your Temperature
Do not get too cold or warm! Your body needs regular temperature. Getting too cold may disturb your nap. Get the blanket.