`Some of the greatest minds and performers have been devoted flappers. Still it may seem counter intuitive and somewhat embarrassing to crawl off to a snooze while other people work,’ wrote Prof. Sara C Mednick of University of California, San Diego, in The New York Times of September 3, 2010.
The urge for a mid-day snooze is built into your body’s biological clock. This typically occurs between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as indicated by a slight dip in your body temperature.
Napping is not a substitute for a full night’s sleep. Don’t nap if sleeping at night is a problem. If you find a nap refreshes you and doesn’t interfere with night time sleep,
Try these ideas:
Keep it short. A half-hour nap is ideal. The longer you nap, the more likely you are to feel
groggy afterward. Naps longer than an hour or two are more likely to interfere with your night time sleep.
Take a mid-afternoon nap. Naps at this time produce a physically invigorating slumber.
If you can’t nap, just rest. Lie down and keep your mind on something else.
After napping, be sure to give yourself time to wake up before resuming activities particularly those that require a quick or sharp response.
Nap – benefits :
It lowers the blood pressure , calms the nerves ,increases the memory power ,improves alertness , increases creativity, boosts will power .
It is better than coffee
All these benefits are , when afternoon nap is short …..usually 30 min …