Three mind blowing benefits of having an afternoon nap
New Delhi : Remember, old age people always recommend an afternoon nap as it comes with magical benefits. With pandemic situation on the roll and people stuck inside their homes it is nothing less than a golden opportunity to experience the magic.
There have been many studies in the past which claims that a 15-20 minute nap during the afternoon is good for the health of body and mind. It also helps in making people more alert when they are awake. It also advances our cognitive functioning, reaction times, short-term memory, and mood.
In fact, there are some studies which claim that a short nap is even better than the caffine intake. One important point that must be noted that one should not cross the threshold time of power nap from 60 minutes, because in that case you may end up being groggy and irritated.
Here are some of the key benefits of afternoon nap:
1. Better Memory: In a recent study it was noticed that people who take 20-30 minute power nap in the afternoon had better cognitive skills, memory, and became more alert. However, those who took a nap for more than 20-30 minutes suffers grogginess and do not show any significant improvement.
2. Boost to creativity: Many have repeatedly said that a sound nap not just helps them to handle stress better but also helps them to concentrate, boost memory as well as increase their creativity.
3. Increases willpower: Your mind refuses to push itself when it is extremely tired. It is a known fact that when it comes to matters of willpower which is often highest in the morning when the brain is fresh. When you are sleep deprived your brain has a hard time to concentrate and ignore distractions. Power naps taken during the mid-day can help reduce stress and restore your focus.