by Emily Cohen
Napping. It has gone from something we hated as children, to something we worship as college students. The truth of the matter is naps are actually a great way to recharge and add a boost of energy into a day that is lacking.
Chapman students oftentimes opt for a large Starbucks coffee instead of taking a nap.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, “a short nap is usually recommended (20-30 minutes) for short-term alertness. This type of nap provides significant benefit for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep.”
Napping has also been proven to have psychological benefits as well. It can be a way to vacate yourself from the stresses of the surrounding world and can relax and rejuvenate you during the day.
So instead of choking down a doubleshot espresso from Starbucks for a temporary jolt after a night of little sleep, take a power nap to refuel and take the day by storm.