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Daytime resting: helpful or harmful?

In recent years, we live increasingly busy and stressful. Sleep disorders are caused by our busy schedules. We try to balance between thousands of aspects - work, family, children, friends, chores, and recommended by professionals hours of quality recovery of the body remained in the background. And sometimes all you need is to sleep on a quiet and comfortable place to forget all your cares for 30-40 minutes. But do you know that as much as possible to help us short sleep, so might harm us?




Advantages of afternoon naps can draw people who have trouble sleeping at night. An appropriate choice for them would be quick sleep by about 20 minutes, after which it will be able to restore your energy. The reason for this is that in such a short time the body was able to enter only the lightest phase of sleep in which we have no problem waking up and not show the typical feeling of fatigue.

Other advantages:

Improves physical abilities - a short nap will recharge your batteries.

It reduces stress and tension - lack of sleep can make you more nervous and stressed.

Improves memory - scientists have proven that lack of sleep makes us forget faster and reduces the concentration. Short naps improve these indicators and help us be more successful.

Decreased appetite - has been that we feel hungrier when we are sleeping. This usually occurs in the afternoon, when we need more energy.

Makes the heart healthier - has been shown that people who sleep in the afternoon have a healthy heart and no such problems at a later stage of his life. Sleep is really health.




When your sleep is interrupted, sleeping during the day only mean one thing - another episode of partial sleep, which does not give any benefit to our body because of overall stress. Also, nap can lead to serious illness. Long daytime naps are typical in people with sleep apnea because they do not lie well enough at night.


Medical Problems Linked to Oversleeping


Diabetes. Sleeping too long or not enough increase the risk for diabetes with 50 %.

Obesity. Sleeping too much or too little could make you fat.


Headaches . People who sleep too much during the day can suffer from headaches in the morning.

Back pain .

Heart disease. The experts say that women who slept nine to 11 hours per night were 38% more likely to have coronary heart disease than women who slept eight hours.

Death. People who sleep more than nine hours a night have significantly higher death rates than people sleeping seven to eight hours a night.


Oversleeping: How Much Sleep Is Too Much?

The amount of sleep you need varies in big borders over the course of your lifetime. It depends on your age, activity level, and the lifestyle habits. For example, during periods of stress or illness, you may feel an increased need for sleep. But although t this expert typically recommends  that adults should sleep between seven and nine hours each night.

The final position of the scientists is that the afternoon nap is helpful if continued for 20 minutes. More than 40 minutes can contribute to an increased risk of mortality from diseases that can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle.





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