Everything About Napping [Infographic]
When’s the last time you let yourself have a nice, leisurely nap?
Whether it’s spent inside or in the majestic outdoors, nap-time is the best time to re-invigorate your body and mind. But as wonderful and widespread as napping is, not many people know too much about it!
With that in mind, Patio Productions has put together this great infographic on the science and statistics of your every-day siesta! Enjoy- and please, be sure to share it with friends and all the nap-lovers in your life! Happy napping!:)
More than 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. Humans are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness. It is not clear that this is the natural sleep pattern of humans. Young children and elderly persons nap, for example, and napping is a very important aspect of many cultures.
As a nation, the United States appears to be becoming more and more sleep deprived. And it may be our busy lifestyle that keeps us from napping. While naps do not necessarily make up for inadequate or poor quality nighttime sleep, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can help to improve mood, alertness and performance. Nappers are in good company: Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush are known to have valued an afternoon nap.
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