A nap is a very brief rest or respite during which you are mostly awake.
A nap is called a fast, a brief stop or a little nap, depending on the level of sleepiness you are experiencing.
It’s also known as a “sleep break” since it is used to help you fall asleep.
A nap usually occurs during the morning and stays for approximately an hour and a half, except during the evening when your body goes into a sleep phase which lasts until about 8:00 pm or so.
Do I need to do it every day?
Naps are not something that you have to do all day long. If you sleep a little bit at night and then take a nap, that’s probably fine, and it is possible to do a short nap or even have a nap without needing to wake up (this would be called a partial nap) during the day. This is especially true if your body has a “set times” it will sleep at each night.
When people nap, they usually nap at least one hour or two at a time.
In general, there is a very good chance (about 90%?) that your body and brain will be asleep by lunchtime, with no need to change to a nap.
The fact that you will nap in the morning probably is a good thing because it means you will be healthy enough to have a good night’s sleep.
In other words, as well as being healthy, you will probably be alert as you leave the house. It may also help you in studying and staying mentally clear.
If you wake up feeling tired in the morning and you haven’t slept much at all, try a nap to see if you can get some energy.
You might be a little sleepy without a nap, or vice versa. If you have more sleep at night, this will usually be the case too.
A regular nap during the day may have some benefits but most likely only in your short term outlook as to how much you will sleep at night, not how much sleep you will get all day long.
How often should I nap?
It depends on a number of factors.
If you are very sleepy and you’ve taken a few naps during the day already, then you probably should not do more. On most days, it is probably easier to reach a normal level of sleep when you have done a few naps than when you have done