After coming home from work or errands - force yourself to take a 15-20 minute nap. The point is less sleeping and more putting your legs up and relaxing. Afterward you will have twice as much energy to do projects, and move faster. Later in the evening if you feel like snacking just go to bed. My body demands food when it is tired, and giving it a rest is a better way to add energy than sugar.
If you're logging exercise and food perfectly but hitting a plateau, check your sleep! Your body needs a chance to reform the new you.
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Part of staying healthy is getting lots of sleep. I try to get a nap each day. Once you can't get enough sleep during the night, make sure you get some sleep during the day. Even if you intended for it to be a nap and it ended up being a sleep. It is better. Getting you sleep renews you mind and you are able to think better. 10243
getting enough sleep the night before,6 to 8 hrs, i know there may not be a chance later to get a nap in.
when I get 4 or 5 hrs i get and walk the house, get a drink of water or milk, let others know you want some time during the day to nap, take that np when the kids take theirs, when others take their naps as well (grandparents, parents)
Dr. Richard Restak, author of "Think Smart" says to sleep up to 30 minutes for a refreshing brain boost, but any nap length - even 10 minutes - will improve focus. Napping causes a chemical reaction in the brain that clears out circuits so new information can come in.
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