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How Naps Can Keep You Happy and Healthy

May 21, 2021

From the nextavenue website

I love napping. I’ve been known to fall asleep on a jerking, lurching New York City subway train. I once slept through the clanging bells of a college fire drill. My greatest pleasure is swinging in a hammock, gently lulled into oblivion until I’m asleep like a very contented baby.

Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote, “We sleep to recharge our bodies. We nap to care for our souls.” And the best news is that not only do naps feel good, but they are (mostly) good for you.         

The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index 2014 reported that 53% of adults nap regularly, defined as napping at least once every week. Men tend to nap more often than women. Older people and retired individuals are also more frequent nappers. 

There are several types of naps:

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