Few things feel as promising as a midday nap to refresh your energy and lift the fog bogging you down. However, all of us who have taken a nap before know that, more often than not, you wake up from your nap feeling even worse, sometimes having slept for much longer than you planned to.
Naps are powerful tools to boost your brain function and help you power through the low-energy part of your day, but the key to seeing these benefits is to sleep for the correct amount of time. Sleeping for too long can cause you to feel lightheaded and drowsy upon waking, in addition to impacting your ability to fall asleep at night.
As with all things, it is possible to have too much of a good thing, but this guide can help you find that napping sweet spot to reap the benefits without feeling even worse in the end.