Feel lazy? Maybe you are just sleep deprived? Why a nap could be solve many issues
No matter how different one individual’s lifestyle is from another, something we all can’t live without is sleep.
Sleep is vital to us being able to function to our full mental and physical capacity as it allows our body to rest, repair and recuperate.
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The National Sleep Foundation suggests that the optimum number of hours every adult should aim to get is 8 per night.
However, for the majority of people, this is pretty difficult. In fact, the Media Daily reported that almost one-third of Americans are sleep deprived.
As anyone who has struggled to get a good night’s sleep will know, it can be hard to work at the best of your capability without being well rested.
Take a look at this article from CBS News which shows how sleep deprived workers cost Americans billions of dollars every year!
So, if we can’t seem to find enough hours at night, how on Earth can we make sure we are well rested enough?
One of the most popular options is to take a nap. However, napping has long had an association with being lazy rather than a way to refuel to ensure we are more productive.
However, new and old research has come together to potentially prove that there’s more to it than simply being lazy.
First of all, there is a great list of brilliant people throughout history who took naps to ensure they were at their best all day long.
Take a look at this post from Huffington Post which lists some important and intelligent figures such as Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci and Winston Churchill.
Secondly, there are a number of reasons to suggest why a nap can be beneficial in this new infographic from sleepypeople.com.
It’s called ‘What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Nap’ and includes lots of interesting facts from reducing stress and anxiety to improving your memory. Take a look for yourself below.
What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Nap?
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