If you are an early riser, you know that naps are very nice to take. But, have you ever wondered how long you should, or even if you should take a nap or not.
You’ve probably heard the pros and cons of napping over the years. The latest information from a sleep doctor gives more to sleep on. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford Center For Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He says 20 to 40 minutes is perfect for a nap.
Pelayo also said, “It’s not that napping is good or bad. It’s the context within which the nap is done.” He said the desire to take a nap is natural. Pelayo continued, “I think we’re biologically set up to have the flexibility of catching a nap. Our body allows this.”
Do you regularly take naps? How long are they?