I take power naps everyday for 10-15 minutes. I use to go home after work so tired I would have double vision when I drove home. With power naps, I am alert. I also use an eye massager for 3 minutes. You can find them on the internet. I wake up at 430AM and take a nap at 730 when I get to work. I also take one before I leave at 300PM. Naps are a life saver for me.
My experience is that napping slows down metabolism drastically for the rest of the day, and makes one put on weight. I think napping is bad as it leads to weight gain. I can put on as much as 1 kg weight by napping for an hour for 3-4 days.
I wholeheartedly agree! However, I suggest napping in a chair. If I lay down in a bed sleep is often hard to come by, and if it does I am very, very groggy afterwards. A nap just needs to 10 mins and you will find you are up and away for the rest of the day. It doesn't matter what age you are - it works for all.
Energizer, Good Mood
Earth Clinic, a whole lot of remedies on here, but I don't see anything for my favorite one - napping! Please add it to your site. Let me tell you about napping. It's one of the all time remedies for mental health in my opinion. I take a nap daily when time permits. I have always done this, going on 20 years now. It not only refreshes me for the rest of the day, but also puts me in a jolly good mood. I tell everyone I know to nap but they laugh at me. One complaint I hear is that people are groggy after they take a long nap. Well of course! Just give yourself about 20 minutes to wake up. I have a good cup of tea to get back to my senses when I wake up. People also complain that they can't sleep at night if they nap during the day. My answer to that is to take a shorter nap!