Life Hacks 5 reasons you desperately need naps!

There is no excuse not to nap especially when there are so many health benefits.

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These days, we have very busy lifestyles and hectic schedules.

However, this should not prevent you from napping as the health benefits are awesome.

A short nap is usually recommended (20-30 minutes) for short-term alertness.

More reasons and health benefits of napping include:

  1. Prevents heart disease- According to The Washington Post, a study of 23,000 Greek adults found that people who took midday naps -- a.k.a. "siestas" -- were over thirty percent less likely to die of heart disease.
  2. Improves creativity- Psychiatrist Sara Mednick of the University of California, San Diego, conducted a study and the result was that people who take naps are more creative and imaginative than those who do not.
  3. Boosts memory.
  4. Lowers your blood pressure.
  5. Makes you patient and able to deal with high tension situations.
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