The Science of the Nap

According to health-related research, napping is a healthy thing to do. It can recharge your brain, thus making you more productive and intelligent. It can help you live a longer and healthier life. As a student that studied and worked throughout the whole day, naps were my short segments of bliss, the time when I can lay back in the middle of chaos and just let the brain rest.

Most college students have to deal with the burden of heavy workloads, resulting in a common college issue known as sleep deprivation. In any case, there is no healthy alternative to a six or seven-hour peaceful snooze, and a student should practice it for better overall results. However, if you feel lazy and tired during a day while studying or attending classes, a 10 to 90-minute power nap is your ultimate solution. It’ll recharge you for the rest of the day.

10 to 20 Minute Nap

The classic power nap. Experts say the power nap will boost your brain activity swiftly and reenergize you if you feel dizzy during work. Suppose you’re in the classroom and you start becoming incredibly drowsy, and a few what seem like moments later just realized that you’ve missed half of the lecture. At this point, it would be a good idea to go outside and find a place where you can kick back and enjoy a quick snooze. You’ll feel the energy after waking up, but remember, don’t forget to set the alarm or risk the embarrassment of waking up on campus at 3 am outside…

30 Minute Nap

Studies show that a 30-minute nap may cause sleep inertia or a hangover like feeling. You have to maintain the time cycle: A 20-minute nap is good, 15-minute nap is better and a 10-minute nap is ideal. The 30-minute nap, although may sound fantastic, is a bad idea. Experts say you may feel dizzy for the next half hour. So, it is recommended to avoid the dreaded 30-minute nap.

60 Minute Nap

The “Memorizing” nap or a 60-minute nap is the best option for students. If you have an exam ahead and you have to cram, an hour nap can be a lifesaver. A 60-minute nap in between a 6-hour study session is great for improving memory efficiency. It’ll also help you remember facts, faces and names. You may feel dizzy for some time, so a glass of water can relieve that sensation. You may feel dizzy for some time, so a glass of water can relieve that sensation. Some time, so a glass of water can relieve that sensation.

90 Minute Nap

This is a full sleep cycle. The ninety-minute nap may alternate your full-night sleep deprivation. It’ll increase your creative memory power. It also leads to improved emotional and procedural memory.

Utilize the Full Benefits of Power Nap

Just like a computer, napping is like rebooting your brain. It’ll recharge and reenergize you. Modern science suggests students and workers take a power nap once a day in order to study or work more efficiently. Successful companies like Google and Apple allow workers to nap on the job, and this is not without purpose. Studies have taught us that a 10 to 20-minute nap will improve the productivity and creativity of our brain. As a cherry on top of the cake, a power nap will allow you to manage time and stress, so ideally everyone should practice a power nap every day!      

Submitted by:
Jacob Quigley
quigley.jacob92@gmail.com

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