Goodness of power naps!

Sleep experts claim that short power naps in between the long working hours not only reboots our brain but also boosts alertness.

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Mishra

New Delhi: A short power nap is a luxury in today's busy world. Afternoon nap is an important source of refreshment and also prevents sleep deprivation.

Sleep experts claim that short power naps in between the long working hours not only reboots our brain but also boosts alertness.

A perfect power nap is a combination of timings, duration and correct body posture.

Many doctors recommend to sit slightly upright during the nap to avoid deep sleep. A snooze on the couch or a relaxing position on the chair are considered apt for a healthy nap.

Let's have a quick look on the ideal durations of power naps and their health benefits:

10-to-20 minutes- Boosts alertness and energy.

30 minutes- Some results shows sleeping this long is good for decision-making skills and also helps in memorizing vocabulary or recalling directions.

60 minutes- Results in deepest sleep. Improves memory performance and also helps in remembering names, faces and facts.

90 minutes- This is a full cycle of sleep. Improves emotional and procedural memory and creativity. A full-length sleep avoids sleep inertia. 

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