Napping Is Good for You

Advice & Tips

The Benefits of Napping

While naps do not necessarily make up for inadequate or poor quality nighttime sleep, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can help to improve mood, alertness and performance.

Tips for napping effectively:

Keep it short (20-30 minutes): This type of nap provides significant benefit for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with regular sleep. Just be sure to set an alarm.

Earlier in the day: If you take a nap too late in the day, it might affect your nighttime sleep patterns. An early afternoon nap time—starting somewhere between 1 and 3 p.m. — is optimal.

Create darkness: wear a sleep mask or draw curtains to make your napping space dark, which will help you fall asleep.

Check out the Nap Map in Slayter by your mailboxes during the month of November to learn the best napping locations on campus.

We will also be giving out sleep masks, ear plugs and t-shirts.

Have you tried the Napping Pods on the 4th floor of Slayter?

Posted Date 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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