Not all naps are created equal, and it's imperative to note the different factors that ensure you get the best rest possible. Although about 1/3 of adults consider a daily nap an essential part of their everyday routine, many do not know about the different kinds of naps. Understanding the variety of naps a person can have is extremely helpful to ensure we are supplying our bodies with the correct amount of rest. Keep reading to discover the varying nap styles and how Egyptian Cotton Sheets can give you the best rest possible.
Rejuvenate with a Recovery Nap
A recovery nap is a type of rest that is very common with highly successful people or those with insomnia, as it replenishes the body after an inadequate night of rest. You might need a recovery nap if you could not get enough sleep the night prior, as these can help accommodate for sleep loss.
If you consistently have restless nights or back pain that keeps you awake, consider adding a lumbar pillow into your recovery nap, such as the Hira Decorative Lumbar Pillow. Not only does this pillow have 100% Certified Giza Egyptian Cotton for supreme softness, but it will also help alleviate pressure from your spine as you sleep.
Prepare with a Prophylactic Nap
A Prophylactic Nap is very common; although you may not have heard its official name before, I am sure most of us have taken this kind of nap as it prepares us for future missing sleep. If you are working a night shift job, you are likely to be very aware of this, as day naps help provide extra rest to complete your long night of work.
In the case of Prophylactic Nappers, you must sleep on breathable linen that will keep you cool throughout your day of rest, so you wake up rejuvenated and ready to take on that night of work, such as the supercooling Ultra Percale Sheet Set. Pure Parima provides the best Egyptian Cotton Sheets for breathable sweat-wicking comfort.
Relax with an Appetitive Nap
Now this nap is purely for pleasure or can be used to improve your mood when you are feeling down or perhaps more irritable than usual. Appetitive Naps are also recommended for tired parents who may need an energy boost to keep up with toddlers throughout the day.
Appetitive Naps are best done on ultra-soft and comforting sheets such as the 700 thread count triple luxe sateen sheet. High-Quality Egyptian Cotton Sheets such as this sateen set will immerse you in comfort, so even the quickest naps will leave you replenished and ready to take on the day.
Pro Tip: If you would like to wake up feeling well-rested and energized without the drowsy after-effects of a nap, set the alarm for 10-20 minutes, experts suggest this is the ideal duration for a rest if you would like to wake up feeling alert and productive.