There is a misconception going on that napping is just for children and the elderly. I think for us who enjoy to take naps shouldn’t be marked with the stigma that we are lazy, unambitious, and lethargic! It’s been scientifically proven by experts that short naps during the day is actually quite productive particularly in instances where one didn’t get a full night’s rest.
According to sleepfoundation.org a short nap of 20-30 minutes long is recommended for short term alertness.
There are Pros and Cons to napping as will most things in life.
Positive Effects of Napping
- Restores alertness
- Enhances performance
- Reduces stress
- Reduces mistakes/accidents
- Improves mood
- Interrupts nighttime sleep
Of course naps are good for you but avoid taking such long ones because that will ruin your nighttime sleep. You know who knows a lot about napping? My cat Percy. Yes sir Percy loves to take naps he takes them constantly. *sighs* we’re starting to get used to him scratching his scratch post at 3 in the morning.