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Naps may actually help you sleep better at night

Naps are a somewhat controversial topic. Some people swear by them, while others swear them off completely.

A well-timed nap can help you sleep better at night, and feel better during the day, but it’s important to do things right. Trying to nap too early in the day is counterproductive, as you’re likely still feeling rested from the night before. Napping too late in the day is also problematic; an evening nap can make it harder to fall asleep when it’s time to go to bed for the night.

Long naps should be avoided. Napping for too long can lead to sleep inertia, which refers to feelings of drowsiness and grogginess that make it difficult to go about the rest of your day.

A ten-to thirty-minute nap in the early afternoon can help improve mood, memory, and concentration; reduce stress; and even lower your blood pressure.