Should humans take a nap?


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If you can not sleep well the day before, you may think that you want to take a nap, even in the daytime. While there are many research results that a nap is good for the body, there is also a concern that if you take a nap, you may not be able to sleep at night or your lifestyle rhythm may shift. As a matter of fact, the results of asking five experts whether people should take a nap are published in The Conversation of academic media.

We asked five experts: should we nap during the day?

◆ Sleep scientist Kathleen Maddison: A nap should be
According to Maddison, getting sleepy during the day is an early indicator of poor sleep or poor health, and taking a nap at such a time is a boon to many. In addition to reducing sleepiness and increasing alertness, naps improve response times, coordination and logical reasoning, and a variety of performances such as memory and emotion coordination. In addition, it seems that there is evidence to contribute to health, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease, by taking a nap.

On the other hand, Maddison points out that naps are not the solution. When taking a nap, take a nap for 10 to 30 minutes or less to avoid getting sleepy after waking up, or 'the more you take for a nap, the more you go to the night, the more negative the night's sleep will be.' In addition to some caveats, he said that if the cause of wanting to take a nap is lack of sleep at night, it is necessary to solve it.

◆ Psychologist Michelle Olaithe: I should take a nap
Olaithe claims that naps can be very useful to compensate for lost sleep from work and caring for children. By taking 10 to 30 minutes of nap time, it is possible to improve alertness, memory and mood without entering deep sleep and interrupting the night sleep.

However, it is the opposite effect that sleeping at night is reduced by nap. Olaithe argues that taking 7 to 9 hours of adequate sleep at night reduces the risk of lifestyle-related diseases, keeps immune function and brain function optimal, and reduces the risk of traffic accidents.


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◆ Sleep researcher Raymond Matthews: should take a nap
The sleep researcher Matthews replied, 'If anyone asks me, should I take a nap?', 'Yes, let's take a nap.' Sleep is the best way for adults to recover from fatigue.

Napping reduces your desire for sleep and allows you to detonate and feel active during the day. On the other hand, if the nap time is too close to the original sleep time, you will not sleep in the time to sleep, and if you go to sleep for a long time, your head will become bored and lethargic.


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◆ Psychologist Shona Halson: should take a nap
Although many people in the modern world feel sleep deprivation, sleep deprivation is linked to health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, loss of memory and depression. Therefore, it is effective to take a nap to compensate for the lack of sleep at night, and to recover from fatigue and improve performance, Halson said. On the other hand, if you are a person who can sleep well at night, it is not necessary to take a nap.

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◆ Sleep researcher Jennifer Zaslona: I should stop taking a nap
The only one who claimed that the nap should be stopped is Mr. Zaslona. If you feel sleepy after lunch due to lack of sleep, sleep may boost performance, but research results have also shown that a habitual nap exceeding one hour adversely affects health Said Zaslona.

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