Sunday, December 4, 2011
Naps are Not Just For Toddlers
Man Taking A Nap
1. The Brain
Taking naps can help renew the brain. Pushing yourself everyday and not taking a nap may not be in your best interest. Yes, you may have to work. Yes you may be a full -time mom at home, but when possible attempt to take a nap, if possible. While at work you might just want to rest your eyes while on your break.
2. Power Naps
Have you ever heard of power naps? Wikipedia defines them as, “ short sleeps which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep.” They are the type of naps where you may sleep 10 or 15 minutes. Sometimes that is all it takes to help you feel refreshed and renewed. Sometimes when you take your break at work, just being able to rest your eyes for 15 minutes can really help you feel refreshed and have just a little more energy. Remember your body needs rest.
3. Stay At Home Moms
Moms when your toddler is napping, this would be a great time for you to try a power nap. You then may be just as refreshed as your toddler when he/she awakes.
I am not saying that you have to take a nap everyday, but if you are feeling tired or sleepy, don’t push yourself. Attempt to find a time when you can nap.
4. Nap Mats or Blankets
Below is a list of a couple of sites where you can find nice nap mats and blankets for toddlers, teens, and adults. Sometimes what you nap on can make all the difference in the world for a peaceful rest.
Links for nap blankets
Organic Nap blankets can be found below at Sewn/Natural