Good sleep is incredibly important. When we are asleep, our bodies reset and recover from the daily stimuli. So, when you have a sleepless night, chances are that your brain will feel foggy. But you can easily refuel your inner battery with a power nap. It truly is magical; it not only helps improve your productivity, but also your overall well-being. It improves learning and memory, prevents stress, boosts mood and creativity, helps jump start productivity and alertness, and even helps lower your risk for heart disease. If you have severe difficulty falling and staying asleep through the night, try this guided power nap meditation. Don’t make ‘tired’ the new busy and wake up refreshed.
When done properly - yes, there is a “right” way to nap! – a short siesta will boost your well-being. To nap as fast as possible play with the room temperature (15.6–19.4°C works best!), take a warm shower, practice a cooling yoga flow, try an eye mask or start with journaling. And, avoid screens!
The best time to take your power nap is between 1 and 3 p.m. Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long can backfire, since it influences your sleep at night. Also, you may want to nap on a couch or cozy chair rather than in your bed. Getting too comfortable can make it more difficult to wake up, resulting in a groggy state of mind. If you have some time on your hands, lay or sit down, close your eyes and listen to this guided power nap meditation. You’ll wake up feeling replenished and ready to greet the world.