The Different Types of Naps and the Ideal One That Can Refresh You Best

As a kid we were actually abhorred taking naps and were literarily forced by our parents to get some rest after all the playing and mischief-making. Nap was just a waste of time when we could do lot more fun things. Ironically when we turned adults, we now would do anything to get a nap to release us from stress and tension but alas now we do not get the time to do so. Naps help us to relax and rest our mind and bodies and rejuvenate us for better performance. It refreshes our mind and refills our energy batteries. The best time to have a nap is between 1-4 pm. Here are three different types of napping and the effect it has on our bodies and minds.

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1There are 3 types of naps in terms of trigger reasons

Planned or preparatory napping

These are pre-planned naps which we decide to take because we know we have a long night of work and chores ahead of us which will exhaust us. So, we take these naps before we are actually tired and save energy for the labour later on.

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2Good for night shift employees

It’s especially beneficial for executives or office workers who need to stay up late at night and can benefit greatly from the daytime nap. It also helps BPO employees and air stewardesses, hospital staff who need to keep awake all night.

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3Emergency napping

When you feel so exhausted and cannot keep your eyes open its time to have a short nap because your body wants the rest immediately. It’s a way your body shows that you are tired and exhausted and need rest so that you function properly later on. It’s especially important for interstate drivers, train drivers air pilots who can meet with accidents if they fall asleep on the wheels or controls.

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4Habitual napping

Usually this type of napping is common among kids as they are schooled to have a nap at a fixed time, but by no means can’t it be emulated by adults too. But once you create this habit you would need to nap or have some shut eye regularly at that fixed time so be prepared for it and do not schedule any important meetings or social calls during that time.

The effects of a nap also vary depending on how much time you sleep.

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