Turns Out There Is An Optimum Time And Temperature For Your Daily Nap
According to a new study, there is an optimum time of the day to take a quick snooze and if you want to be extra precise, there's even a specific room temperature that'll reportedly help you nod off.
The study of 2,000 people found there are two top reasons why people refrain from taking a nap. Some 38 per cent said they're usually unable to get comfortable enough to nod off, while three in 10 worry they won't be able to sleep at bedtime.
But now, scientists say 1.31pm is the perfect time to snooze, while the room temperature should be at 18.3 degrees celsius for optimum comfort.
And it seems taking a nap in the daytime is a pretty good idea for our health and careers. The study, by OnePoll on behalf of Mattress Nerd, found those who nap are more likely to identify as a positive person in comparison to non-nappers.
Meanwhile, 90 per cent of nappers in the US study - which examined sleeping preferences and personality traits - described themselves as happy, in comparison to 79 per cent of non-nappers.
Those who nod off in the day are also found to be more confident, while having a quick nap is thought to have a positive impact on your career, too.
Three-quarters of nappers described themselves as a career-driven person, while only 55 per cent of non-nappers felt the same.
Added to that, 83 per cent of nappers believe they've mastered a healthy work-life balance, while just 60 per cent of non-nappers could say the same.
A whopping half of those surveyed even said they'd even be willing to take a pay cut if it meant they could snooze at work.
Meanwhile, 80 per cent of those who took part in the survey were so passionate about their nap, they considered it a hobby.
"Napping is no longer a sign of laziness, but it's another tool we can use to make us more productive in life," said a spokesperson for Mattress Nerd.
"While it's really ideal to maintain a consistent schedule of seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night, that's not always the case."
BRB, it's almost time for our nap.
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