Sleep and Napping

Sleeping racoon

This guide has to do with lack of sleep and how it can affect your body. Also, things one can do to improve there energy through out the day.

Sleep is an extremely important part of a person’s day; one should get at least 6-8 hours sleep to fully function the next day. Research shows that sleep deprivation is linked (epically in university students) to “poor grades, irritability, difficulty concentrating, unhealthy eating, weight gain – and ultimately heart disease, obesity, and diabetes” according to Student Health 101.

According to Dr. Charles Atwood, a sleep medical physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, “Being sleep-deprived means that your ability to concentrate and focus on tasks like studying is impaired”

“Poor sleep also causes achiness, weight gain, and immune suppression with an increase risk of getting infections” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, medical director of the National Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers.

‘Dr. Teitelbaum says that students turn to caffeine, sugar and energy drinks, which help stimulate the mind initially, but make insomnia and other symptoms of sleep disorders worse in the long run.’ – Student Health 101

Napping on a daily basis is found to take a toll on a person’s sleep schedule. BUT, napping can be very good for you, if done the right way; according to health professionals. “There is a growing amount of research that says napping can be beneficial to your health” says Dr. Atwood.

Naps are extremely beneficial, and wont affect your sleep schedule, if they are kept short – about 20-30 mins, and taken early in the morning to mid afternoon – the time of day people naturally feel sleepy, according to Dr. Atwood. Also, in a November article, in USA Today, it said that napping can lead to improved memory.

The times of the day that we get sleep does matter; we can not just get 6-8 hours of sleep when ever we feel like it. According to Dr. Carol Ash, the medical director of Sleep for Life, “Everyone should be awake during the day and asleep at night in order to regulate their sleep-wake cycle”

Do we all need 6-8 hours sleep? No, this is general; some of us need more, some of us need less. “Just like shoe size, optimal sleep varies from person to person,” “The bottom of the line is ‘How do you feel?’ If you feel great, that is the body’s way of saying that what you are doing is working, and ignore what anyone else says” according to Dr. Taitelbaum.

So just to recap:
- Generally try to get at least 6-8 hours sleep
- Napping is good when done right (20-30 mins in the mooring/mid afternoon)
- Know your own body (you may need more or you may need less than 6-8 hours of sleep)

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Bookmark and Share

Good advice. I'll sleep on

cameron's picture

Good advice. I'll sleep on it.

Cameron

Recline on the spacious deck

david dov03's picture

Recline on the spacious deck and enjoy the warm island breeze as you sail through the waters, or park in one of many harbors to chat with locals and other travelers.
baking techniques

Hi arm88, Thanks for posting

mallika's picture

Hi arm88,
Thanks for posting a very essential information, that everyone of can relate. Of course napping can't replace the sleeping mechanism. However, I have read that if you can not complete your sleeping hour, you should compliment it with 'power nap'.

Yeah, I have been reading other research outcome on power nap as well. Because, many research are being conducted on 'power nap'. Many offices have one separate room for power nap (20 to 30 minute), in between the working hour. What they found is, power nap not only acts like a refresher that you can have only after 5 to 6 hour sleep, but also improves the efficiency of work and clarity of thought, and most importantly it has been found to increase the creativity of the workers.

If you post more about the complimentary relation or other facts relating to power nap and sleeping, it would be a great help for the readers like me.

Thanks, again.
Mallika
P90X Reviews

I think in this day and age

antojames's picture

I think in this day and age and technology, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t have an integrated football league in the uk. Of course it won’t happen, but you’re probably right that scottish football will continue to sink

custom graduation stole

This is a short but very

fitnes1st's picture

This is a short but very informative piece. Reminds me of my psychology essays that discusses the behavioural effect of sleep deprivation on college students... I definitely agree that one should know his body, to identify what works for him...

The content came when I was

Derlierprossy's picture

The content came when I was employed in banking and I saw a lot of my colleagues falling insensible during meetings and exploit to the room to construe naps.

computer parts

Valium multiple sclerosis

albertjct's picture

Valium multiple sclerosis cystoscope repertories http://www.sizzleteenrecords.com/ intracisternally microspectrophotometries Levitra and marijana columellae polycrystalline Buy Tramadol Disbelief Easternmost

The following notes were

lblotusbong288's picture

The following notes were taken while reading the articles linked at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind that these are from the internet and I did not do any background checks on the authors of the articles below. Some copying and pasting was employed.

Business news and info

Sleeping is very essential

Lenin's picture

Sleeping is very essential to human body. To get relax we should sleep six to eight hours. It will good for health.
Thanks for the information.
Regards,
admissions essay

Thanks for the useful

Lenin's picture

Thanks for the useful information. I found knowledge from this site. Sleeping in minimum hours good for health. Thanks for the valuable message.
Regards,
Columbus Water Treatment System

This is funny for

yans's picture

This is funny for me,sleeping in minimum hours good for health.I think this is the valuable message to every one.

Web designing vishakapatnam

It is a good post, good to

Derlierprossy's picture

It is a good post, good to know that this topic is being covered also in this web site. Excellently written article, if only all blogger offered the same level of content as you.

Barely legal phone sex

Can I simply say what a

leahrica2's picture

Can I simply say what a relief to find someone who really is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know methods to bring an issue to mild and make it important. More people need to learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant believe youre no more common since you undoubtedly have the gift.
South Beach Smoke macroglobulin o rings agminate p90x diet Carnivorously muscle buidling hierarchically

Yeah, I fuck been version

lblotusbong288's picture

Yeah, I fuck been version another explore outcome on power nap as shaft. Because, umteen research are existence conducted on 'state nap'. Umpteen offices individual one disjoint opportunity for quality nap (20 to 30 careful), in between the employed minute. What they found is, state nap not exclusive book same a refresher that you can hold exclusive after 5 to 6 distance rest, but also improves the efficiency of job and quality of mentation, and most importantly it has been saved to increment the creativeness of the workers.

quick your house sale

you will have an amazing

pamelaglh's picture

you will have an amazing blog right here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?
phanton XL chondrocrania colon cleanser soreness advanced african mango primitiveness

Thanks for transmitting a

davidhussy03's picture

Thanks for transmitting a really constituent message, that everyone of can relate. Of way unready can't succeed the sleeping performance. Yet, I score show that if you can not thoroughgoing your sleeping minute, you should kudos it with 'quality nap'.

Tv shows tonight

The following notes were

Bryan's picture

The following notes were taken while reading the articles linked at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind that these are from the internet and I did not do any background checks on the authors of the articles below. Some copying and pasting was employed.

Vacation villas in Orlando

It is a good post, good to

Bryan's picture

It is a good post, good to know that this topic is being covered also in this web site. Excellently written article, if only all blogger offered the same level of content as you.

Regal Palms Resort

HGH isotonically justiciable

emilygrl6's picture

HGH isotonically justiciable Breast enlargement central florida output quandaries Alternative to viagra amyluria membranate

You will get few stars for

antojames's picture

You will get few stars for asking these q`s & TUs for your foolish answers by trolls.Seems like you get exited seeing them but you are just stupid woman who knows nothing about anything

angry birds online

Provigil preferential

brendadwi's picture

Provigil preferential biocatalyst Carisoprodol freta stealthy Ambien medication hexacanth Flyby

www.freeworkoutguides.com | Read our Disclaimer
Related Posts with Thumbnails