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May 18, 2023
We’ve all experienced that post-lunch drowsiness. There’s a solution that doesn’t affect your eating or productivity plans: the power nap. Learn how it might be an option for zapping those Zs.
Name the nap. A power nap refers to a brief nap lasting under 30 minutes, and it can work wonders for those who don’t get enough sleep at night. On average, adults need seven to nine hours of sleep to maintain their natural sleep/wake cycle. Life often gets in the way of achieving sufficient sleep, making power naps a valuable tool.
Dimming the dip. The afternoon dip in alertness, typically between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., can be overcome with a well-timed power nap. Power napping can improve energy levels, alertness and mood. Physiologically, a midday nap reduces adenosine pressure, a chemical that builds up during waking hours and causes sleepiness. By taking a short power nap, you can drop that sleep pressure down about 10% and not feel as sleepy.
Navigating the napping environment. To maximize the effectiveness of a power nap, follow these tips: Create a dark and quiet environment, find a comfortable position and consider using sleep trackers to dictate the ideal nap duration.
Learn more about the research supporting the cognitive benefits of power napping and avenues for alertness during your day.
Charleston Medical District Greenway’s Blue Sky Sunny Day Farm Breakfast will be on-site selling breakfast on what should be a beautiful May morning. The CMD Greenway continues to grow in its efforts to provide a relaxing green space for Charleston’s Medical District.Breast Cancer Support Group – 113 Mills Ave., Greenville | June 1 at noon
The Cancer Society of Greenville offers a support group for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, are going through treatment or have already completed treatment. Its goal is to offer a safe and gentle outlet for the expression of the intense thoughts and feelings that come with a cancer diagnosis.
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55.6% said lunch;
22.2% said dinner;
11.1% said snacks.
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