Remember back in the day, way, way back in the day when you were in daycare or maybe it was kindergarten, after lunch, there would be this thing called naptime. I remember I used to HATE naps. I was never tired and I would often lie on my cot and just stare at the ceiling for what felt like forever until I fell asleep. Fast forward a few decades (I’m kinda old) and now I am ALL about naptime. I honestly think they should take away naps for kids under five and put naps into the workplace. Because after the age 30, a good nap would come in super handy during the day.
Why am I reminiscing about naps? That’s because today is one of my favorite holidays. It’s National Napping Day. So thanks to Casper, I’ll be sharing some fun facts about napping, like a few reasons Why Napping is Beneficial to your health:
- Reduces stress and anxiety and calms you down when you’re feeling overwhelmed
- Increase productivity
- Lowers the risk of a stroke and diabetes
Don’t sleep on the wonders of a nap. Napping should be just as important as exercising, meditating, and eating healthy. A good nap starts with a comfortable mattress and a little bit of time. So check out this guide to power napping to learn more about the benefits of napping, when you should do it and for how long.
One last interesting thing about napping. Did you know that researchers came up with five different napping personalities? I am an emotional napper because when I’m sad or stressed, I will definitely get my nap on. I’m also a restorative napper, meaning, if I feel drained or tired, I will try to get in a power nap to make it through the rest of the day. You can check out the list here to figure out where you fit into the categories. Let me know which type of napper you are in the comments below.
And don’t forget to get a good nap in today. Happy Napping!
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