How The Length Of Your Nap Affects Your Health

If you are a parent you probably already know that the good night’s sleep is long gone. However the minimal amount of sleep is definitely worth it to see the smiles on their faces.

There are many ways to relax. Practicing yoga can help your body in the detoxification process, or a relaxing weight loss bath could be the one thing that melts all your stress away.

However a good night’s sleep or a well-timed nap is what every person needs. Somehow these are no longer the option for you,because of our young one’s sleeping schedules. Now you need to take your naps when they are napping.

Taking a family nap can drastically improve your family’s overall health and wellbeing.

The first question that comes to your mind right now is how this will affect the most important people in your lives: your children.

How Naps Can Help Your Children

 Improved Cognitive Skills

According to some recent studies children’s brains are surprisingly still active and processing information even while they are sleeping. Researchers exposed sleeping infants to environmental stimulations and to their amazement, these infants’ reactions showed that they learned how to anticipate an incoming reaction.According to some different study, which was conducted in the University of Massachusetts,preschoolers who had regular naps performed with 15% more efficiency at memory exercises.

Reduced Chances of Injury

According to one Chinese study kids who did not enjoy regular naps were actually more prone to accidents than kids who actually had a good night’s sleep paired with a nap.Also 91% of kids of who reported injuries requiring medical attention in a one-year,reported that they had less than optimal sleeping hours.Therefore if you and you children improve your sleeping schedule you will reduce the chances of injury.

How Naps Can Help You

 It Can Help Your Productivity

According to some studies napping can actually improve your work output even more than a shot of caffeine. This way you will have with more time to enjoy your family.

It Can Kill Stress Before Stress Kills You

The National Sleep Foundation calls naps “mini vacations” because they offer the chance to place a small distance between you and whatever is stressing you. The naps give you time to regroup and boost with energy and they get you ready to face any challenges. Even though napping is amazing, how can you be sure that your kids actually enjoy them?

How To Create the Perfect Napping Routine

First of all you need to make sure that you have created the perfect environment to encourage the naps. Next thing you need to do is make sure that your children’s rooms have the same amount of light and temperature all day. The children should not be exposed to a screen more than two hours a day. Also you need to keep a strict sleeping schedule. According to some studieschildren who’ve been accustomed to sleeping at specific hours take far less time to fall asleep. You can add another bedtime story to help them relax and fall asleep faster.

Source: Family Health Freedom Network