I have a trick to help you get the most from a mid-day nap. For many of you, it may be difficult to take a nap during the day. If you are able to close the door to your office or find a quiet space for 20-25 minutes, that would be ideal.
Dr. Suz Heals Nitro Power Nap
My nitro power nap definitely packs a punch! As with any of my recommendations, please discuss with your doctor prior to trying.
Drink a cup of coffee or a shot of espresso quickly before heading to nap. I like a shot or two of espresso on ice or a small cup of strong iced coffee. I add a little unsweetened nut milk and I usually gulp it down fast. Set your alarm for 25 minutes
Lay down or lay back and put on some noise cancelling headphones, ear plugs or stay in a quiet space. If you cannot turn the lights down or don't have black out shades, use an eye mask. If it helps, play some relaxing music. Make the temperature as comfortable as possible, lose some layers or add a blanket if needed. Whatever makes the environment the most comfortable for you. I like using a weighted blanket like the one from BlanQuil. Weighted blankets help me relax very quickly. Start falling asleep, this should take you about 5 minutes. At first, it may take you longer to fall asleep. Keep practicing and it will get easier to fall asleep more quickly.
Sleep for 20-25 minutes only. When you wake up the coffee will have kicked in. You should feel refreshed with an extra jolt of energy. Nitro Power Nap!!