More Napping Benefits for Mental Health

Welcome back. We are here to talk more about how naps can help you boost your mental health and overall well-being. Yes, that's right! You may not believe it but taking a 20-40 minute nap can help you refocus and increase energy. Here are a few more benefits, as well.

Often, when your mental health is suffering, you are not as productive as you’d like to be. Taking a nap for at least an hour can boost productivity for the day. It can also enhance creative thinking and problem-solving. Taking a nap for 60 to 90 minutes a day can be a great way to make yourself more efficient, creative, and productive!

In addition to mental health, taking a nap can also help other medical conditions, as well. Believe it or not, taking a nap for 30 minutes a day or less can help improve your cardiovascular health. Taking a nap can help fight fatigue, give you time to rejuvenate, and help you relax. These are all great ways to treat cardiovascular health, in addition to working with a cardiologist, physician, and by doing mild to moderate exercising.

Taking a nap for 10 to 20 minute a day can reduce stress. A nap can put you in a relaxed state that will be great for lowering stress. Even if sleep doesn’t occur, resting and meditating for 10 to 20 minutes will help to lower your stress level.

Studies show that people who take 20 to 40 minute nap per day can help lower their agitation. It can also help individuals work better with their colleagues at work.

Many times, when your mental health suffers you turn to drugs or alcohol. Taking a nap in the afternoon or anytime that you feel drained of energy or have dealt with a taxing social situation can help fight the urge to use drugs or alcohol. Reducing the temptation for these substances can be great for those who are trying to recover from addiction.

We hope you start taking advantage of a nap soon! These benefits and those found in our previous blog will help you boost mental health and overall well being.

Sometimes, professional treatment from a facility like Legacy Freedom of Asheville, NC is the only way to rise above anxiety, depression, and the symptoms you encounter with mental disorders. We offer tailored treatments that help the direct needs of each of our patients. Several of our therapies occur in a group setting, surrounding you with the support you need to get back on the right path. It’s important to consider getting help, especially during the turn of the season when you aren’t sure how the weather might affect your mood or behavior.

When you're ready to talk with our staff of professionals, contact us today to speak with a qualified psychologist in Asheville, NC that you can trust.

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