On the 6th Day of Fitmas, my coach gave to me…6 Squats, 5 Perfect Push Ups, 4 Tricep Dips, 3 Tricep Push Ups, a 2-Minute Plank, a 1-Minute Jog and a Nap?!?!
It can never be overstated: sleep is essential to our health and our well-being. And that’s especially true during the holidays, when we tend to get more stressed and busy.
Today’s sleep specialists agree that naps are essential as they rise from a natural physiological need triggered by our body clock. Studies show that daytime naps can be very beneficial as they reduce stress, improve memory function and concentration, and balance our nervous system. Adults can use naps to make up for lost sleep caused by late or restless nights. Over the holidays, a short afternoon nap could allow you to enjoy the party longer. There are, however, a few things to consider: don’t nap longer than 30 minutes and don’t nap after 3 p.m., as that can make it harder to fall asleep at night.