Tips for Taking the Perfect Afternoon Nap

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 25, 2014

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A quick, uninterrupted afternoon nap can boost your daily performance in the office and make you feel rejuvenated. Follow these tips to get a quick, rejuvenating nap every afternoon.
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    The Perfect Nap

    While nothing feels better than an uninterrupted sleep in your cozy bed, a perfect afternoon nap can feel great and work wonders on your mood. Here are some wonderful tips for taking the perfect afternoon nap to rejuvenate yourself once again. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Don't Stress

    Anxiety and stress are among the most common problems all of us experience these days. Taking a nap right when you are feeling tired and being less active can help you freshen yourself, however, stress and anxiety wouldn't let you go for it. Avoid stress and anxiety right before you intend to take a nap. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    No Physical Exhaustion

    If you have been feeling the need for a quick nap this afternoon, don't participate in any strenuous activity. Don't climb too many stairs or exercise immediately before your nap. Maintain at least 45 to 60 minutes gap between your exercises and your nap. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Don't Stay Hungry

    If you are hungry, it is very likely that you will be unable to take your nap. Take your lunch and satisfy your hunger. You will then be able to take your quick nap easily. However, avoid too much spicy food or overeating that may leave you uncomfortable. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Don't Rely on Sedatives

    Avoid sedatives or alcohol to initiate a nap. It will not only ruin your nap but also leave you feeling even worse after you wake up. It is also possible that you sleep longer under the effects of the sedatives and wake up feeling tired and sluggish. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Avoid Alarm Clocks

    Don't use an alarm to wake up from your nap. Take your time to develop the healthy napping routine and soon your body will automatically wake up on time. An alarm clock during a nap may ruin the relaxing effects of your nap. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

     

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    Follow a Nap Schedule

    Take your nap preferably at the same time every day. Not only should you stick to your schedules, also take naps in the same duration. All of this will help your body to naturally get accustomed to taking afternoon nap. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

     

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    Avoid Coffee

    You shouldn't drink your coffee right before the nap. It will affect your nap quality and may even leave you unable to take that afternoon nap. Schedule your cup of coffee to anytime after the nap. Follow these quick tips to get a wonderful afternoon nap. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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