If you have sleep issues, your doctor has probably already told you to avoid having naps. That is good advice because when you sleep during the day you are off setting your normal sleep cycle and it may cause you further sleep problems at night.
With that being said, however, there are days when a nap is the only thing that will get you through the day.
Take a look at the above picture. Do you recognize your napping habit? The 30 minute nap certainly explains why I wake up feeling so groggy and out of it after some of my naps.
Picture taken from Natural Cures Not Medicine
The amount of time you take for your nap is important. Where you nap is important too. Where do you find that you get your most comfortable sleep? Are you couch napper or do you crawl back to bed for yours?
However you may choose to nap, there are benefits to having one or to even just laying down and relaxing your body without sleep.
So even though your doctors may be telling you not to, you know your body and you know what your body needs. Take a nap! I'm now wishing as an adult that there was a rollover plan for all the naps I refused as a child!
take good care of you and get some sleep...you probably need it
is living life with chronic pain...doing the best I can with everyday.