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You Won’t Feel So Bad About Napping at Rittenhouse Claridge After Learning About These Health Benefits!

July 9, 2015

If you often feel guilty when you nap at your Rittenhouse Claridge home, you shouldn’t feel so bad. Napping actually has some important benefits. Here are a few:

1) It puts you in a good mood.
You may have noticed that you’re in a better mood after a nap. This is typically the case because napping increases your brain’s production of serotonin, which is a mood-enhancing neurotransmitter.

2) Napping makes you more alert.
You can increase your alertness by 100 percent by taking a 40-minute nap. You might notice that you have more energy to do work or are more motivated to get chores done after a nap.

3) It improves your memory.
If you’re feeling tired in the afternoon, take a nap. When you wake up, you’ll be able to perform tasks without feeling sluggish and you will likely remember more information.

4) Napping prevents disease.
Taking a 30-minute nap a few times a week can actually decrease your risk of diabetes or heart disease. It can also help your body to heal more quickly.

Napping: Do’s and don’ts for healthy adults [Mayo Clinic]
The Health Benefits Of Napping: Resting Can Help Reduce Stress And Protect Immune System [Medical Daily]
Unleash the Power of the Nap [The Art of Manliness]