Studies suggest that excessive naps during the day are associated with heightened Alzheimer’s dementia risk. The study’s senior adults possibly developed the illness by 40% more following daily napping. Additionally, a concern about naps is how daytime sleep alters nighttime sleep. Excessive sleeping during the day can also hurt the ability to fall or stay asleep at night.

According to a review in 2019, naps are good for improved mood. They also enhance one’s performance in logical reasoning, symbol recognition, and reaction time. A study in 2015discovered that after waking from an hour’s midday nap gave more frustration tolerance and was less impulsive than the individuals that watched a documentary rather than sleeping. Furthermore, regular nappers show bigger performance improvements after a midday nap than those who do other things. I advise my clients to have a nap before 3 pm to enhance their night sleep.

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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