Napping during the day: the best or the worst? | The Tylt
For some, there's nothing better than a daytime snooze. Whether it's a lazy Sunday afternoon or simply a Tuesday after work, the evening is only improved by a half hour of extra z's. But for those who only sleep after the sun goes down, a nap during the day can throw you off immensely. This camp would rather go to bed early than take a nap, but new research shows that daytime naps could work in your favor when it comes to supporting long-term health. Are daytime naps the best or the worst?
Napping during the day: the best or the worst?
According to researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, daytime naps can lower your risk for heart attacks and strokes. CNN's Amy Woodyatt reports:
"Subjects who nap once or twice per week have a lower risk of incident CVD (cardiovascular disease) events, while no association was found for more frequent napping or napping duration," the report authors said.
And who is surprised? There's nothing better than taking a nap while the sun is still high in the sky. Whether you just need twenty minutes or two hours, a daytime nap will transform your day. You wake up refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the afternoon throws at you. Sweet dreams!
Others say sleeping during the day just feels wrong. There is nothing—nothing—worse than falling asleep during the day and waking up after the sun has gone down. Daytime naps are disorienting. They don't alleviate stress; they create it.