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Is it healthy to take a long nap after lunch on weekends?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Naps & Sleep

Naps are very interesting.
If one suffers from any form of insomnia, they should avoid naps altogether. Naps ranging from 20 to 60 minutes can be quite refreshing for many. Greater than 60 minutes and the brain thinks it is bedtime and one runs the risk of waking up groggy and tired. Regular short naps have shown to improve energy, reduce stress, and even lower the risk of heart disease.

In brief: Naps & Sleep

Naps are very interesting.
If one suffers from any form of insomnia, they should avoid naps altogether. Naps ranging from 20 to 60 minutes can be quite refreshing for many. Greater than 60 minutes and the brain thinks it is bedtime and one runs the risk of waking up groggy and tired. Regular short naps have shown to improve energy, reduce stress, and even lower the risk of heart disease.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Are naps healthy?

While some studies may suggest that a short nap during the day is beneficial, sleep hygiene recommendations argue against naps as they disrupt our normal 24-hour sleep wake cycle.
Better to get higher quality sleep of good duration at night.

In brief: Are naps healthy?

While some studies may suggest that a short nap during the day is beneficial, sleep hygiene recommendations argue against naps as they disrupt our normal 24-hour sleep wake cycle.
Better to get higher quality sleep of good duration at night.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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