Health Tip: Get the Most From Your Nap
(HealthDay News) -- As more people join the ranks of the sleep-deprived, experts say a daily nap may do a world of good. Then again, poor napping habits can leave you groggier than before.
The National Sleep Foundation offers this advice about feeling refreshed after a nap:
Keep your nap to no more than 30 minutes. Sleeping longer can make you feel groggy, and cause you to have trouble sleeping at night.
Nap in a comfortable environment that's cool, dark and quiet.
Don't nap too late in the day, to avoid interfering with bedtime.
Don't nap too early in the day either, as your body may not be ready for sleep again.
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