Are You a Napper? Do You Feel Guilty? 3 Reasons Why Napping is Good for You, Counseling Glendora, CA

Anywhere you can!

Anywhere you can!

Do you find yourself exhausted come mid afternoon? Most people do. That’s when productivity lessens and your mood changes. Many times the caffeine that got you through the morning is doing just the opposite by now and making you feel more tired.

What to do? Take a nap! Do you have a space at work where you can take a nap? If not take part of your lunch hour and nap in your car. If you’re lucky to have a more flexible schedule, see if you can fit in a nap. If you have small children, nap when they do.

Researchers have stated that naps are a good and necessary thing. So if you’re keeping a little secret about taking naps you can come out of the shadows and even brag about how it makes you more efficient!

There are some guidelines however to follow to make the most of your nap.

1. First, a 10 to 15 minute power nap will recharge your batteries just fine.

*** However, a 30-minute nap with leave you feeling hung over when you awaken.

3. A 60-minute name will actually help you with your memory.

4. A 90-minute nap will restore other cognitive abilities.

So, make it a 20 minute, 60 minute, or 90 minute nap and you’ll improve your health, feel better, look better and be more efficient for years to come.

You’ll have to excuse me; I’m going to take a nap!

 

 

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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