How Napping Can Boost Your Energy, Mood & Performance

health nap sleep stress Jun 23, 2020

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap” – Carrie Snow

When I talk to my clients about the importance of rest and recovery, I make sure to differentiate it from sleep, and instead, describe it as an active process that occurs 24-hours-a-day, 7-days a week.

Daytime rest or napping, for example, is a process which allows you to recover mentally and physically at almost any time (providing many, but not all, of the benefits associated with a physical state of sleep).

With the hectic pace of day-to-day life, many of us don’t get the recommended amount of sleep each night. Receiving a few less hours sleep for even a few nights can snowball into trouble, and over time, chronic sleep debt can contribute towards increased fatigue, increased stress levels, reduced attention span and decreased cognitive performance.

One way to combat the effects of sleep deprivation – and repay some sleep debt – is to incorporate daytime recovery into your...

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