Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday: How to ... have the best afternoon nap

The sleepover is over.

After the girls being late to bed last night and up early this morning, I think an afternoon nap will be in order (for me not my daughter!!).

What is the best amount of time to have a nap so you wake feeling refreshed?

According to the 'experts' on the Internet:
  • The best time to have a nap is between 1pm and 3pm (any earlier and you won't be tired enough, any later and it will be harder to sleep at night).
  • Laying horizontal eg on a bed or a reclining chair is better than being half seated.
  • The room needs to be warm but not toasty for the best nap.
  • Make the room dark or wear an eye mask so you can drop off to sleep quicker.
  • Make sure your nap is 30 minutes or less if you want to feel refreshed rather than groggy.
  • Some people drink a coffee before a nap as the caffeine kicks in after about 20 minutes. People who do this say that the combination of a nap and a coffee helps them feel most refreshed.
If you want to know the best time to take a nap for you - then try this link - http://lifehacker.com/5874738/calculate-the-best-time-to-nap-with-this-interactive-nap-wheel

Happy napping!

See you tomorrow.

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