The Benefits The Power of a Nap

It seems your cat might know something you don’t. While napping tends to be frowned upon in the workaholic culture most of us live in, it shouldn’t be. The nap stigma should be banned, since naps are one of the most powerful tools around for self-improvement, improving a person’s well-being, intelligence, productivity, and health. Now that sounds like something that should be promoted don’t you think?

the-funny-cute-cat-sleeping-posture

A number of studies show the benefits of taking short naps, yet sadly, most of us can’t find the time or in our work schedules to take them. After work or after school, regular naps are a great way to improve energy level, plus it may relieve stress. Overall, taking regular naps should be part of your health plan, because it will improve things like deep sleep and digestion:

So while it is very important to get off the couch and partake in the Maidstone women’s bootcamp, don’t feel bad if you feel like a nap before or after. Combined you have very powerful tools for your health.

The Benefits of Napping

Increase alertness

When you are having trouble keeping your eyes open, you aren’t doing your best work. Take a nap and then go back at it. A study at NASA found that just a 40-minute nap increased alertness by 100%. Other studies have shown that a 10-minute nap is more effective than exercising or a 200 mg of caffeine. Studies have shown that breaking down your naps throughout the day keeps you alert and energetic.

Reduces Burnout and Reverses Information Overload

If you feel like you can’t take a nap because you have too much to do, studies have shown that putting in those extra hours without the needed rest actually leads to a reduction in productivity. It would be much better to have a 30-minute nap and return refreshed to work.

Improve Learning and Working Memory

Naps actually improve your working memory, which is responsible for complex tasks. Napping will also improve your memory retention.

Heighten Your Senses and Creativity

Napping can improve your sensory perception as much as a good night’s sleep. This means that your steak will taste a lot better after a nap. Napping will also improve your creativity.

Improved Health

Sleep deprivation causes an excess of the cortisol, which is the stress hormone, that deals with fight or flight responses. Napping can reduce the amount of cortisol and that will boost your immune system, reduce your stress and anxiety, repair your muscles, and help with your weight loss.

Improves Mood

The neurotransmitter serotonin regulates your appetite, sleep, and mood. It produces feelings of well-being and contentment. However when our bodies are stressed we use more serotonin and the production is blocked, so we become distracted, overwhelmed, irritable, etc. Napping will recover the brain’s serotonin levels, and these effects are reversed.

If you are convinced that a nap might be a good idea, you might try to schedule a regular nap at a specific time between 1 pm and 3 pm. Set your alarm for 30 minutes, otherwise you might find yourself groggy. If you nap in a dark room its better, and make sure, you are warm.

Now consider, all of the things a nap can do for you, then consider how powerful a Maidstone bootcamp workout is, and how the benefits of your workout and your nap overlap. Imagine how beneficial this combination is for your health. So what are waiting for? Get moving and then get napping for a healthier life.

If a month FREE and a 1-2-1 consultation sounds like what you would need to help you get the results you’re looking for then click here this offer is only available for a short period of time so act fast 🙂

get-started-now

Hit Like And Leave A Comment or Question Please