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Do naps during the day affect your sleeping during night?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Daytime naps can make it more difficult for you to sleep at night.
You risk shifting your circadian rhythm cycle for sleep, and changing the overall timing of your rem sleep periods. You may also have more fragmented nighttime sleep as a result.

In brief: Yes

Daytime naps can make it more difficult for you to sleep at night.
You risk shifting your circadian rhythm cycle for sleep, and changing the overall timing of your rem sleep periods. You may also have more fragmented nighttime sleep as a result.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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