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A 45-year-old member asked:

Why do i feel more refreshed after a nap during the day than after sleep during the night?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Number of factors: This can have a number of reasons. Most often though it is because of the sleep stages that occur. Waking up after particular cycles of sleep may make people feel that they have no slept at all. Also depends on typical sleep positions being different for naps and night sleep.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can naps during the day accumulate with the sleep you get the night after the nap?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Broken napping: Broken napping time is usually not the same as quality, continuous sleep at night.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do naps during the day affect your sleeping during night?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Certainly can: For some people, naps can steal the momentum we generate for our night sleeps resulting in difficulty getting to sleep or less deep sleep. If you must take a nap, try to limit it to less than 30 minutes. You may find them even more refreshing than longer that 30 minutes.
A 23-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:

I can only sleep during the day and not during the night what causes this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You may have a: Sleep wake cycle disorder in which sleep gets out of sync. Excellent sleep hygiene is very important for you. I suggest that you see your family physician. A sleep specialist consultation may be needed.

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