Pre-school may be over but sometimes, a nap is simply necessary. Here are a few ways to lull yourself to a mid-day slumber:
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Get cozy: Anything you can add to nap time to make it more comfortable — like a cozy sweater or security blanket — gets a thumbs-up from us.
- Avoid light: Be prepared for a sudden nap with an eye mask. Even a scarf, bandana, or carefully placed hat can do the trick for blocking out disruptive bright lights.
- Get horizontal: Even if you can’t stay that way for long, laying down tells the brain it’s sleepy time.
- Try paradoxical relaxation: Focus on slowly relaxing each part of the body from head to toe.
The Takeaway: Naps can be just the ticket when you need to recharge. Try these tips to get the most out of naptime. And read on for even more tips.
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