Struggling to sleep? Here's a step-by-step guide to have the perfect nap

Choosing a cool and dark place for taking a nap of 20-30 minutes can help us feel relaxed and energised.

Published on Feb 21, 2024 03:52 PM IST 6 Photos

Naps are extremely healthy – they help us to feel rejuvenated and energised in a very little time. It helps the nervous system to feel calm and relaxed. "Naps are associated with a number of benefits: increases in mood, memory, creative thinking, and problem-solving abilities. While naps are wonderful, duration is important to consider. Excessive or long naps, especially late in the day, can interfere with night-time sleep, so try and stick to this guide for the perfect nap," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein.(Unsplash)

The time between 1 PM to 3 PM is ideal for a quick afternoon nap as it aligns with the body's natural circadian rhythm. (Unsplash)

It is advised that we should opt for a short nap of 20-30 minutes, and refrain from stretching it for more time. (Unsplash)

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We should choose a cool, dark and quiet environment to take a nap as it can help the body and mind feel relaxed. (Unsplash)

We should choose a comfortable and supportive surface for taking a nap. We can also use pillows if necessary. (Unsplash)

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