NAPPING IS GOOD FOR YOU
- Matt Case
Experts cited by Scientific American emphasize the potential benefits of napping. The publication's findings indicate that strategic nap timing can mitigate the phenomenon known as "sleep inertia," characterized by post-nap grogginess. According to these experts, a brief 20-minute nap holds the potential for rejuvenation, while a longer nap lasting 60 to 90 minutes can enhance restoration. However, caution is advised against napping within the 20 to 60-minute range, as it may trigger the onset of sleep inertia.
Several studies find that a well-timed nap can provide a short-term boost in brainpower. Stock Photo Getty Images