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The great benefits of the nap


Alain Castonguay

March 9, 2018 07:00

Charles Morin | Photo : Réjean Meloche

Professor Charles Morin insists on the benefits of the nap. It can be very beneficial for people who suffer from an accumulated debt of sleep, especially for people who are experiencing this problem in a timely manner.

The timing and duration of naps are important. The exercise should not exceed 20 to 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, it enters a stage of deeper sleep and it becomes more difficult to get out of this state.

The director of the Centre for the study of sleep disorders at Laval University also recommends not to do the nap after 15 hours. “If you take a nap at the end of the day, we are mortgaging the next night of sleep. The pressure to sleep will be less strong when we go to bed the next night “, he explains.

The nap can be longer if the person is really a great deprivation of sleep or if she should take the wheel on a long period of time. When the sleep debt becomes chronic, it is necessary to take other means.

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