This is how long your afternoon naps should be

This is how long your afternoon naps should be

Like regular sleep at night, afternoon naps also have a time limit.

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Taking afternoon naps is often associated with being lazy and exhausted. But it turns out that taking a nap can be very convenient, especially if you lead a demanding life.

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However, truth be told not everyone gets the luxury of taking a nap when necessary, but in an instance where you get to nap, you might as well do it right.

Firstly, you will need to identify if you need a power nap or a nap. Power naps are quick refreshers that take mostly 25 to 30 minutes.

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Anything beyond 30 minutes is now a nap and a way into a deep sleep. Although it will help with improved memory and decision making, it leaves you feeling sluggish.

So the best course of action is to power nap - and you will thank us later.

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