Afternoon naps or short breaks in some countries are a sign of laziness, while in others, such as Japan – they are a sign of dedication to work. What is certain is that we all sometimes need a break from hard work, and scientists claim to have discovered how many minutes of rest it takes to get back to work fresh and energetic.
10 – 20 minutes
According to them, a 10 to 20-minute afternoon nap speeds up reflexes, raises energy levels and clears the mind. They recommend sleeping for a maximum of 20 minutes because anything more than that is considered deep sleep.
It’s hard to wake up after 30 minutes of sleep, but the benefit you get is worth it. Thirty minutes of sleep improves memory, reduces stress, increases concentration, reduces the risk of diabetes and even the risk of dementia. Scientists claim that after every 7 hours of awakening, we need 30 minutes of sleep.
60 minutes of sleep is considered a deep sleep and this is probably the perfect sleeping time for most people, as they have enough time to rest, unload the brain and improve its functioning. An hour’s sleep helps fight frustration. However, if your body is too tired, a 60-minute dream can only aggravate the condition and wake up more tired than before. This happens because within 60 minutes the body enters a phase of deep sleep and when it gets used to, you wake it up sharply.
With 90 minutes of sleep, we go through shallow and deep stages of sleep, and this is, according to experts, perfect for all people as it helps both mental and physical health, improves memory and creativity. And best of all, after 90 minutes of sleep, you won’t wake up nervous.