Here are some facts about quick naps
that will encourage you to indulge in an afternoon doze this Napping Day:
The need to nap
may mask issues with your nightly sleeping habits
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst said little is known about the value of naps
in young children and some U.
Once you have watched your baby carefully for a week or so, you should be able to create a nap
schedule that works with her daily periods of alertness and tiredness, thus making your nap
schedule easy to adhere to.
I had the good fortune and honor to be assigned to a flight with NAP
Master Chief John E Greathouse.
He and his associates compared brief naps
with longer naps
following acute nocturnal sleep restriction.
Sleep duration, sleep efficiency, and slowwave sleep levels were similar during the nighttime sleep periods following a daytime nap
and during the sleep periods following a day without napping, he reported.
Spanish newspapers still routinely trumpet studies suggesting that naps
are healthy, and last summer, the national daily El Mundo devoted 10 pages to the subject.
For the determination of total NAP
concentrations, the method of Franssen et al.
He has found, however, that insomnia sufferers shouldn't nap
, because it can push their sleep cycles out of whack even more.
They've discovered that the urge to nap
in the afternoon is nearly universal, even in people who have had a full night's sleep.