30 minutes is all you need to regain balance, be stress-free and improve your immune system. If it’s that easy and if it only takes that small amount of time out of our day, then we say why not!
When we don’t get enough sleep we face stress, a low immune system, are at higher risk of obesity and high blood pressure, have a lack of focus and are more moody than usual.
But all you need to banish the effects of not enough sleep is a power nap! The Daily Mail reports that new research claims that a 30 minute power nap to regain balance and reverse the effects of a lack of sleep.
The study analysed the health of individuals across periods of sleep deprivation and the effects of a 30 minute nap after a period of sleep deprivation. Testing the urine and saliva, scientists were able to see what hormone levels were altered at different stages.
What they found was that several hormones responsible for stress, the immune system that were also related to high blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar increased with a lack of sleep, but after the 30 minute “power nap” they were restored to normal levels again.
What this means is that if we have a really bad night and struggle with insomnia, while it isn’t a total fix to the problem, is that we can keep our health at good levels if we get that 30 minute nap in.
So if you have a bad nights’ sleep, have a 30 minute power nap the following day and you’ll be feeling right as rain!
Tell us, do you struggle with insomnia? What other remedies have helped you?