Top 3: Ways to get the most out of a nap
Napping isn’t for everybody but if you’re feeling like you didn’t get as many hours of sleep as you wanted to last night, or you just feel more tired than usual, a short nap could just do the trick.
While having a nap sounds very simple, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that you do it the right way by following our top 3 tips below.
- Stick to 20 minutes
Any longer means that you could wake up feeling worse than you did before. Generally speaking, between 2pm-3pm is best if you want to take a nap.
- Reduce ambient light
Sunshine creeping through the windows won’t help you drift off, so make sure you close the curtains or blinds. An eye mask could be useful if you’re a regular napper.
- Rest your head and relax your mind
Lying down flat, while making sure your head is fully supported, is always best practice. We’d say the most difficult thing to napping though is emptying your head and fully relaxing. Without doing this, you’ll find it hard to fall asleep. Soft music can help de-stress the mind, and so can having a pen and paper by the bed - providing a place for you to jot your thoughts down, filtering them away from your mind.
Have you got any other tips? Let us know in the comments below.
See you soon,
Feather & Black
May 9th 2017