I LOVE Nap Time! And today happens to be National Napping Day, so life is looking pretty sweet!
My love affair with Nap Time began as a new mom and continues to endure! My oldest is fourteen, and I still enjoy a nap almost as much as ice cream.
What is it about Nap Time that deserves such praise? From the scientific perspective studies show napping:
From the personal perspective, it keeps me sane.
For some, a fair amount of guilt surrounds the idea of napping. If you are a closet napper or dream of taking a nap, but are afraid of what others may think – rest assured nappers make good company. Famous nappers include:
Can’t imagine where you’d find the time to nap? Happily naps don’t have to be long! Sleep experts find that you can benefit from as little as 10 minutes of napping while thirty minutes to an hour seem to be optimum.
Granted, it is not always easy to fit in a nap when working. However, with a little creativity folks are napping – from unused office spaces to their cars or park benches – people are finding quiet spots to nap during their lunch hour. For stay at home parents the essentianal nap is achievable by napping when the kids nap or scheduling a little Quiet Time for kids in their rooms when they no longer nap.
To make the most of your naps, here are a few tips from Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life.:
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