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Naps (Overview)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of it is at night.


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Is it important to establish a nap schedule?

Is it important to establish a nap schedule?

Yes: Yes, but most children will establish it without too much help, as long as they are not bothered at random intervals. A schedule that works for one child may not work for another, even of the same age. ...Read more

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Naps (Overview)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of it is at night.


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How long should teenagers nap for?

How long should teenagers nap for?

Sleep: If teenagers get adequate sleep at night of 8-10 hours then they should not need to nap during the day on a regular basis. If there is a current illness that can cause excessive lethargy or fatigue then napping may be required. ...Read more

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What is considered the maximum amount of minutes for a nap to be beneficial to your health (life)?

What is considered the maximum amount of minutes for a nap to be beneficial to your health (life)?

It depends: It depends upon how much you are sleeping at night. Some people benefit from "power naps" for about 15-20 minutes, others need longer nap times. Prolonged naps may interfere with your night time sleep. Here are more tips on sleep and sleep hygiene http://www.Princeton.Edu/uhs/healthy-living/hot-topics/sleep-hygiene/. ...Read more

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After work everyday, I nap from 1-5pm. Is that bad? I also exercise for an hour and half to two hours.

After work everyday, I nap from 1-5pm. Is that bad? I also exercise for an hour and half to two hours.

Sounds luxurious!: Sounds luxurious! Enjoy! If you finish work before 1pm, you must start your work quite early in the AM? How much sleep are you getting at night? Is your total hours spent sleeping more than 10 hours per day? Do you feel tired or sleepy when you are awake? Is your weight normal? It is great you are getting exercise and sleep. Be sure you are eating good food too. Consult a doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How good is it to take a day time nap for 30 min?

How good is it to take a day time nap for 30 min?

Daytime nap: You are given 15 minutes of rest for every 4 hours of work. That amounts to 30 minutes in a regular 8-hour job. You may avail that time for a nap if allowed at work especially if your have a stressful job or one that involves intesnse activity. ...Read more

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For what reasons every time i take a middle-of-the-day nap it is extremely hard to wake up?

For what reasons every time i take a middle-of-the-day nap it is extremely hard to wake up?

Noon Nap: The question is why do you have sleep inertia after you sleep, it could be a sign of inadequate sleep or insomnia or could be a sign of excessive sleepiness due to sleep apnea sleep study is important. ...Read more