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How Long Should Your Naps Be?

Naps aren’t just for babies. Timing a solid nap during the day can rejuvenate you, so you can be more productive for the rest of the day. Npas are not necessarily for everyone, but you won’t know until you try it!

A 20-30 minute nap allows your brain to rest and recover before getting into deep sleep. This short duration nap allows you to wake up without feeling very groggy.

A 30-60 minute nap takes you into deeper sleep. During this nap you fall into Sage 3 sleep which allows multiple brain areas to work together to transfer information from short-term memory storage to long-term storage, stabilizing and strengthening long-term memory. This is also the toughest nap to wake up from.

A 60-90 minute nap enters the REM sleep. Some researchers believe this stage of sleep can help us make connections between innovative ideas upon waking. It is much easier to wake up from this nap.


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