Experts Answer: Is Your Afternoon Nap Good For You?

We asked five experts: should we nap during the day?

It’s important to keep your daytime naps to ten to 30 minutes and no longer. (Photo: Zohre Nemati/Unsplash, CC BY)

Often during the day I feel the need to have a bit of a lie-down. Whether it’s been a busy day, I didn’t sleep well the night before, or for no particular reason I know of. But some will warn that you’ll be ruined for sleep that night if you nap during the day.

We asked five experts if we should nap during the day.

Four out of five experts said yes

Here are their detailed responses:


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Original text by Alexandra Hansen, Chief of Staff, The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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