Refreshing Nap or Recipe for Sleep Deprivation? Experts Weigh In

Refreshing Nap or Recipe for Sleep Deprivation? Experts Weigh In

The bottom line In order to get the positive effects of a nap, you should only nap for around 20 to 25 minutes in most cases. Short naps Harrington says short naps, also known as “power naps,” around 20 to 25 minutes, are ideal for feeling rested and re-energized. “Light sleep is good to wake up from as you feel quite alert.” She says it’s important to set an alarm to make sure you don’t sleep longer. A light sleep, Harrington says, can boost memory and learning capacity for the next few hours afterwards. Napping and depression “Depression has an association with sleep,” Harrington says.

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