Top 5 Reasons You Should Take A Nap [Infographic]

When we were kids, napping was a regular part of our daily routine (much to the joy of our parents, I’d imagine). When we’re teenagers, we sleep whenever, and as long as we can.

Health science tells us that there’s a good reason for all this snoozing in our younger years: Children need a lot of good quality of sleep to grow, develop, and function well. Sounds great, right? Which makes me wonder why as adults, we abandon the afternoon nap for energy drinks and copious amounts of coffee?

Research from the National Sleep Foundation has found that too little sleep can lead to weight gain, car accidents, and substance abuse, among other things. And even if you can’t manage to get eight hours every night, taking a nap can help you catch up on much-needed rest throughout the day.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the different types of naps, and how they can improve your energy, memory, and overall feeling of wellness!

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Infographic created by Patio Productions

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67 comments

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

If I could, I'd sleep around the clock... which is a waste of time anyway.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Helen Wu
Helen Wu3 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

Gabriel L.
Past Member 3 years ago

thanks

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Tal H.
Tal H.3 years ago

That's it, taking more naps!!! :)

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Don't neglect the significance of a simple nap

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

What a great article. Thanks! I dont sleep well at night but I do get a nano nap or even to 20mins. Even to close your eyes and deep breathe in and whoosh it all out thru a semi closed mouth changes your breathing to become slower. this way helps you sleep well. if you find your shoulders up under your ears or they are shrugged and tight then do the breathing. in thru your nose and out thru your mouth a bit like a pregnant lady about to give birth. You will then go off to sleep very well and probably have a deep sleep.
I love quick naps b/c i feel they are even more energising.
Great article. thanks for all the interesting info.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

I love napping! Thank for posting

Alejandra Contreras

Great article! thanks