Is Daylight Saving Time making you groggy - then take a nap!
Monday is National Napping Day. Napping comes with both pros and cons, and understanding them is the best way to get the most out of your snooze.
Benefit: Naps make you feel more relaxed.
Drawback: Sleep inertia. You might feel groggy and disoriented after waking up.
Benefit: Naps reduce fatigue, giving you more energy.
Drawback: The Mayo Clinic says short naps generally don't affect nighttime sleep quality for most people. But if you experience insomnia or typically don't sleep well - you may want to think twice before drawing the shades and hitting the hay - napping can worsen these problems. Plus, long naps could interfere with nighttime sleep.
Benefit: If you don't feel very alert, napping could help.
Benefit: If you're feeling down in the dumps, napping could help boost your mood.
Benefit: Struggling to keep up with your tasks, not making mistakes, and remembering things better? Napping could help improve your performance at work, school and everyday life.
Benefit: Longer naps can help boost memory and enhance creativity.
Did you know: Taking a catnap is better than reaching for a cup of coffee. Caffeine can decrease memory performance.Napping Tips: 1) Be consistent; 2) Make it quick; 3) Block out as much light as possible; 4) Stay warm
Napping Tips: 1) Be consistent; 2) Make it quick; 3) Block out as much light as possible; 4) Stay warm