How long should I nap for?
Ever wonder how long you should nap for to in order to reap the benefits you desire? Sometimes we nap for energy, sometimes for memory and sometimes to make us feel better. Are you napping for too long or too short? Check out these neat facts from Life Hacker:
10 to 20 minutes: Boosts energy and alertness
30 minutes: may cause a sleep inertia and almost hang-over feeling that lasts for 30 minutes after. This usually takes around 30 minutes to get over.
60 minutes: improvement in remembering facts, faces and names, however you may feel groggy upon waking up.
90 minutes: a full cycle of REM sleep. Improves emotional sleep and procedural memory. You don’t usually feel groggy after waking up from a nap this long.
Check out the rest of the article here. It comes with a cool picture and more facts: http://lifehacker.com/how-long-to-nap-for-the-biggest-brain-benefits-1251546669