The answer is yes, always yes.
I regret that Kindergarten me did not take napping more seriously but adult me sure does.
One day about 8 years ago I came across a Facebook post by Tai Lopez in which he explained how taking an 18 minute nap everyday greatly improved his health and performance.
It seemed like a crazy accusation but being a burnt out teacher with a 33 minute lunch period, I decided to give it a try. And he was right!
In the years since, numerous studies have been done in regards to napping. During covid, it was determined that the combination of working from home and napping improved employee performance by more than 88%! And, as it turns out, the benefits are only magnified for women.
Here are three ways napping boosts our health according to the Cleveland Clinic.
- You become more alert and can respond quicker and more clearly.
- People who nap regularly are happier, they smile more and are more likely to engage in activities they are passionate about
- No afternoon slump. Napping reduces the likelihood of burn out.
Women tend to have busier schedules than their male counterparts. So women need more sleep to recover from our daily routine. In addition to hormonal changes, the avergae woman needs 8-10 hours of sleep per night but on average gets 5-6 hours. lack of sleep leads to weight gain, depression and other impairments.
When women nap for at least 30 minutes a day, their overall health improves.
So, schedule that nap in sis.