The harm of daytime sleep for night rest

Excessive daytime sleep can harm not only your well-being and the level of your own adequacy after waking up, but also your health. It has been proven that too long or too late daytime sleep (later than 14-15 o'clock in the afternoon) causes difficulty falling asleep at night. A person who indulges his weaknesses and sleeps "as much as he wants" during the day risks getting chronic insomnia!

Then it will not be easy to break out of the vicious circle: because of the harmful long daytime sleep, you will start falling asleep only in the morning, because of the lack of sleep at night, you will be forced to go to bed for a long time during the day… It is better not to create prerequisites for this. The method of prevention is still the same: regulated, time-limited daytime sleep.

When to give up daytime sleep

There are several situations in which it is better not to use the opportunity to sleep during the day.

No need for daytime sleep. "Sleep is the best way to spend time when you get bored. I slept – and then, you see, where the boredom has gone..."This know-how from Mark Twain cannot be considered a guide to action. Sleeping just to "kill time" is a mediocre waste of the notorious time and the risk of acquiring nocturnal insomnia.

Lack of a sense of proportion. There are people who cannot resist the charms of sleep. Intending to lie down for 20 minutes, they get up after 3 hours with a headache; they feel bad and even ashamed of themselves, but they can't do anything about it. Is this about you? Then, firstly, make sure that you are healthy (excessive drowsiness is not the norm), and secondly, it is better to avoid daytime sleep. It's better to endure until the evening than to get chronic insomnia.

Difficulty falling asleep in the evenings. If you have difficulty falling asleep in the evenings, daytime rest is not recommended for you – there is a risk that falling asleep at night will become even more difficult.

After a nap, my head hurts: why?

Conclusions about the possible harm of afternoon rest are often associated with complaints from some people that they feel bad after a nap. When they wake up, they feel a headache, unpleasant weakness, body aches, even nausea. Completely not feeling the promised surge of strength, they suffer almost until the evening, trying to concentrate on their actions and at the same time resembling a boiled amoeba.

However, to blame sleep for the deterioration of one's well–being is stupid and unfair. After all, the reason why a person has a headache after a nap is usually his own intemperance.

If you eat too much at lunch, poor health is inevitable. Food consumption is a physiological need, but if you get too full, the body will not like it. It's the same with rest. "Overeating" sleep, a person will experience unpleasant sensations. This is due to complex neurohumoral processes associated with sleep and wakefulness. If you feel bad after a nap, but you need such a rest, you can only be given one piece of advice: limit yourself to 20-30-minute "rashes" instead of sleeping soundly for 2-3-4 hours in a row, contrary to the laws of human nature.

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