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]