People are among the few animals on the earth that usually sleep only at certain times during the day. Most animals follow “Polyphase” sleep cycle, which means a lot of short periods of sleep during 24 hours.
But for Unfortunately, the way in which the normal day is structured prevents us from being able to sleep several times during the day.
However, if you have the opportunity during the day to do a little nap can dramatically improve certain aspects of lives.
Here are some ways to take advantage of a nap and how it will affect you!
It can improve your mood throughout the day
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is responsible for feelings of happiness is released in large amounts during sleep.
For this reason, a nap can dramatically boost serotonin, which allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Increases your ability to manage incoming information
The study showed that one hour nap leads to better results in the visual test.
Separation of the day with a nap can dramatically increase alertness. Proven scientists from NASA study shows an increase of 100% of consciousness of people who have done 40 minutes sleep. Studies have shown how the 20-minute nap can provide equal or better increases alertness, compared with 200 mg of caffeine.
Famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, who took a nap during the day and reduce sleep at night, exactly worked mainly after awakening from a nap. This may be due to focus the senses after the break.
Improve Your Memory
Working memory is involved in situations that require great deal of attention and more effective when they are well rested.. Nap can even you help maintain your long-term memory.
The quick nap during the day can help you improve the senses of smell, taste, sight and hearing. Allowing your body to nap during the day increases sensory perception almost as much as a full night’s sleep.
In many cases, people who are deprived of sleep have high levels of cortisol – hormones in the body, and which are associated with stress. Higher levels of cortisol can even cause damage to the immune system, or reduced levels of other necessary hormones in the body. Slumber allows the body to release growth hormones that inactivate cortisol and thus reducing the level of physiological stress on your body.
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