Why daytime naps are your summer essential (and how to get them right)

Ah, Summer—the season of bright days, long nights, and endless adventures. With festivals, beach trips, and picnics filling your schedule, it's crucial to ensure your body and mind get enough rest to keep up. Enter the simple yet delightful addition to your routine: naps! This summer, give yourself full permission to indulge in snoozing and siestas. Here are our top tips for maximizing your summer naptime enjoyment:

The science of naps

Research has demonstrated that incorporating regular 20-minute naps into your routine offers a multitude of benefits. Not only do these short naps enhance memory and creative thinking, but they also lower blood pressure and uplift mood. Regardless of whether you feel tired or not, a quick nap provides a valuable boost for both your brain and body.

Time it right

For an effective power nap, aim for a duration of 20-30 minutes, ideally during the lighter stage of sleep. However, if you feel the need for a longer nap, opt for 90 minutes to complete one full sleep cycle. Napping for any other duration may result in grogginess as you try to emerge from deep sleep. Don't forget to set an alarm to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Set yourself up

Considering you'll likely be napping during daylight hours, it's essential to create an environment conducive to rest, so a sleep mask is an easy way to make sure you can shut off that sunshine. But only temporarily.

Travelling? Be sure to pack in a nap

Traveling often disrupts our body's internal clock, leading to sleep disturbances. Ignoring this can result in a significant sleep deficit, impacting your overall well-being. Incorporating a midday siesta into your schedule can effectively counterbalance this, allowing you to maintain adequate sleep and rejuvenate for the remainder of your journey. Remember to pack your sleep mask.

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