What is the ideal nap length?
Naps are a powerful tool that you can use to improve creativity, increase performance, or catch up after a sub standard night of sleep.
I was able to contribute to an article recently for Vitacost the online vitamin and supplement company.
Certified sleep science coach Jason Piper, founder of Build Better Sleep, which helps clients improve their sleep habits, says the best window of time for a nap is between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., as that period aligns with the afternoon “slump” — a dip in energy, alertness and concentration — that many of us feel.
Piper says we can even benefit from 20 minutes of downtime each day, without falling into full-on sleep mode. During this quiet time, you can simply settle into a calm environment, close your eyes, and avoid distractions such as email and phone calls. If you happen to nod off, though, be sure you don’t pull a Rip Van Winkle and take 40 winks for 20 years.
Check out the article over here.
My name is Jason Piper and I am a certified sleep coach from Detroit,MI. I help people and businesses to rebuild their sleep for more energy, concentration, and creativity. Join my Sleep Quest to improve your sleep tonight.