What if I nap for 3 hours?

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What if I nap for 3 hours?

What if I nap for 3 hours?

Yes, frequently taking long naps could lower your life expectancy. Naps lasting longer than one hour have been linked to an increased risk of death from all causes. A recent study found that the risk of all-cause mortality increased by 27 percent for long naps, while short daytime naps increased risk by seven percent.

Is a 2 hour nap OK?

A two-hour nap may leave you feeling groggy and hamper your normal sleep cycle. ... However, most experts agree that a short power nap (such as a 20-minute nap) or a full sleep cycle (about 90 minutes) is optimal. You may feel sleepy when you wake up after a two-hour nap, which may result in problems falling asleep later.

Is a 3 hour nap too long for a 1 year old?

Most toddlers this age still need at least one hour-long nap in the afternoon, which may actually help your child fall asleep more quickly and efficiently at night. Even if yours doesn't, a little quiet time — for her and you — won't hurt. See more baby sleep resources.

Is a 3 hour nap too long for 18 month old?

There's plenty of variability here, but around 18 months, many toddlers will drop down to one nap a day. Ideally, the total nap time should be less than three hours, or it may disrupt the baby's nighttime sleep.

Is 3 hours too long of a nap?

  • Except for newborns, your baby or toddler's napping should not surpass 3 hours total for a day, on average. Of course, there will be exceptions, but many times if naps get too long during the day, it will impact night sleep, since the amount of total sleep in a day will remain relatively constant.

What could long naps tell you about your health?

  • For example, someone who takes long naps every day could be doing so because they have a nighttime sleep disturbance like obstructive sleep apnea-a chronic condition linked to several other serious health problems. Napping could also indicate sleep deprivation for other reasons.

Is napping healthy or not?

  • Napping or sleeping well is a good way to live a long healthy life. Not only does sleeping and napping affect a person’s health, but it increases a person’s mental alertness and performance. After a nap, people tend to be happier and alert.

What is an ideal nap time?

  • The ideal nap time for most adults is 10 to 20 minutes. Naps shorter than 10 minutes provide minimal rejuvenation, while those exceeding the 20-minute mark often lead to sluggishness and sleep problems that night.

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