Home Menu & Grocery List What's For Dessert Table
Topics
Quality
Time
Family Fun/Games Newsletter Mind-Stretching Brain Games Mystery Pictures Library Links Site
Information
Table of Contents  ||   Previous:   Affiliate Marketing  ||   Next:   Working With The Power Of Wind

Why Taking a Nap Can Be a Productive Use of Your Time

—by Jon Herring


The human biological clock has two cycles per day, with two dips. And for most people, one of those dips occurs shortly after lunch. (The other occurs before bedtime.)

If you have the opportunity to take a nap for 20 or 30 minutes during your afternoon dip, do it. Not only will you likely wake up with more energy and mental clarity, you could also improve your health.

The Harvard School of Public Health recently concluded the largest known study to examine the link between napping and health. The researchers, who followed 23,000 adults in Greece for a period of six years, found that those who took a half-hour midday nap break at least three times a week were 37 percent less likely to die of heart disease as compared to those who never napped.

While one study is not conclusive, the results of this research do make sense. We know that the three basic keys to good health are diet, exercise, and rest. Sleep helps to relieve stress and gives the body a chance to reset the heart rate and blood pressure. So donít feel guilty about taking a little nap in the afternoon. You will probably be more productive when you arise, and you could even live longer for it.


Add to: del.icio.us:Why Taking a Nap Can Be a Productive Use of Your Time del.icio.us   Add to: reddit:Why Taking a Nap Can Be a Productive Use of Your Time reddit   Add to: yahoo:Why Taking a Nap Can Be a Productive Use of Your Time yahoo
Do you enjoy What's For Dinner?  Share it with Social Bookmarks.


This article appears courtesy of Early To Rise, the Internetís most popular health, wealth, and success e-zine. For a complimentary subscription, visit http://www.earlytorise.com.


 

Win a Mystery Picture T-Shirt

Custom Search
 





Copyright © 2004 What's For Dinner? Make Dinner Time Family Time! - All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use