A 41-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

is it a bad idea to take a series of short naps throughout the day instead of sleeping in one chunk?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Naps: Can interfere with nighttime sleep & overall quality of sleep.
Answered on Nov 1, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Ahn
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
Consider this: If this only happened when you were drifting into sleep on one occasion, this appears to be not so much a medical problem but a phenomena known as "sl ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sounds inner ear: Might want to check on whether it gets worse when laying on left or right side, as that might assist evaluation. But clearly, see otolaryngologist an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sleep medicines: Medications such as nyquill can accumulate in your body and go on to develop morning tiredness. Try melatonin, a natural substance that your brain pr ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
# of naps: Many babies are transitioning there napping behavior around this time. As newborns they just sleep and eat. By two months have a couple of hours a day ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month