The Many Benefits of Power Naps

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If you can’t seem to get enough sleep at night, or need to beat the afternoon slump, a quick nap can do wonders for physical energy and mental alertness.

Napping is natural

We all know napping is important for children, but most of us don’t make time to nap as adults. More than 85% of mammals nap throughout the day and napping is an important aspect of many cultures. A short nap of about 20 minutes is shown to restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes without leaving you feeling groggy. Research has found that napping regularly may reduce stress and decrease your risk of heart disease. A recent study also found that naps have analgesic effect and can reduce pain. 

Naps versus caffeine

While you may be tempted to reach for a cup of coffee, caffeine can actually decrease memory performance. You may feel more wired, but you are also more prone to making errors.

Get the most out of your nap

Keeping to a regular nap schedule will make falling asleep easier. Prime napping time falls in the middle of the day between 1pm and 3pm. Belty Good Vibes can tell when you’re feeling tired and will prompt you to take a quick nap. Alternatively, you can tell Belty to remind you when it’s naptime.

Are you ready to take a beneficial snooze?