Tip 1: Set A TimerDepending on your needs, a nap can range from five to 45
minutes, but it seems most people like a 30-minute nap. Experiment with
different times until you find one that makes you feel best. A timer will also
help you get up on time to finish your day.
Tip 2: Nap In The AfternoonThe early afternoon seems to be the best time to nap. It’s
about the midway point in the day, and it’s usually after you’ve had something
to eat. Napping too late in the afternoon can mess up your night’s sleep, and
napping too early might not get you to last the rest of the day.
Tip 3: Choose Optimal ConditionsThe best place to take a nap is in a cool, dim area. It
shouldn’t be too dark or you’ll fall into a deep sleep. It’s
also easier to sleep in a place that’s slightly cooler, using a blanket to keep
out too much chill. It’s also a good idea to keep your head elevated, like on
the arm of a couch.
Tip 4: Have Nap AccessoriesYes, naps need accessories, too. You’ll need your cell phone
or a timer to set your alarm, a cup of coffee or tea to drink before the
nap, and a sleep mask if you’re napping in a bright area. You can also grab a
pencil. Set your timer and drink your coffee or tea. The caffeine will kick in
after you wake up and you’ll be ready to go. Some people also nap with a pencil
between their fingers. Your fingers will slowly relax, and you’ll wake when the
pencil hits the floor.
Tip 5: Get Plenty of SleepSleep is not a luxury. It’s just as necessary to your health
as food and water, but most people still don’t get enough of it. So maybe we need to rethink how we sleep. If you’ve been feeling stressed or anxious,
make some time during the day to take a quick nap, even just 10 minutes. You
might notice yourself feeling more energised and relaxed — and maybe a lot
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Sourced from Little Things
19 Apr 2016