Fight that afternoon lag with a power nap


Contrary to what you may think about napping in the middle of the day, The National Sleep Foundation says that 20-30 minute naps can greatly improve alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy.

So what does that mean for you bodybuilders who like to workout after work in the late afternoon or early evening. It means you should take a power nap of no longer than 30 minutes to help you fight the normal afternoon lag that we all feel.

Take no shame in the fact as we do more throughout the day, our bodies get tired and need rest. We spend 3/4 of our day sleeping, a natural process that helps our bodies regenerate from the previous days activities. Without it we would wear down faster than a set of tires on an Indy track.

If you’re the type of person who likes to squeeze in your workout after work, like me, a power nap might be what you need to hit the weights hard and refreshed. I usually take a 15 minute nap after work. Any longer and it messes me up at night and I have a hard time falling asleep. For me 15 minutes is just right. Of course every person is different and you just have to find out what works best for you.

So if you’re one of those people who like to hit the weights in the afternoons after a hard days of work, but find it hard to work up the energy, you just might find that a quick power nap is all you need to freshen you up and get you ready to hit the weights hard. Try it. You might be surprised as to how a 20 minute siesta will make you free refreshed and ready to conquer the world.


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