What Is The PERFECT Nap Length?
One of the world's ultimate first world problems has FINALLY be debunked!
How long is the perfect nap.
What is the golden number? Well according to sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus, to get the most out of your short rest... Aim for a nap length of 25 MINUTES!
Short naps should typically last around 25-30 minutes according to Breus. That amount allows you to rest without the risk of entering a deep sleep (which typically results in waking up feeling MORE tried!)
“The [30-minute] nap is particularly important for people who are tired during the day and didn’t sleep enough that night, and want to supplement their sleep a little bit,” says Breus. “If you take it longer than 30 minutes, you end up in deep sleep. Have you ever taken a nap and felt worse when you woke up? That’s what’s happening — you’re sleeping too long and you’re going into a stage of sleep that’s very difficult to get out of.”
Wow, and here I thought there was no such thing as a "bad nap".