Effects of napping
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. - Edward Lucas
Brief episodes of
Naps that are taken at times when maximum alertness is to be expected, such as two hours after awakening, is indicative of an underlying sleep disorder. Mid- afternoon naps are of less significance. If a person wants to nap, then it must be done at the same time, and the duration of the nap should not vary each day, in order to prevent
In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. - Colette
- Huxley, Aldous. In Coren S. Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep. New York: The Free Press; 1996, p. 175.