Why we love it:

Power naps can be a wonderful thing, but it’s best to keep them short and sweet. A nap of just 10–30 minutes can help you feel alert and won’t leave you feeling groggy.

Here are some tips on the best way to nap, according to research:

  • Aim to nap before 3 pm. Napping (or having caffeine) after 3 pm could make it harder to fall asleep at night.
  • If you’re tired but you need to drive somewhere, take a quick nap first to recharge.
  • Avoid napping if you struggle to fall asleep at night or have insomnia.

To help you fall asleep and time your nap, try the Power Nap App. Features include

  • A power nap timer for up to 30 minutes
  • Relaxing sounds to help you fall asleep (e.g., rain, ocean, thunder)
  • Gentle alarm sounds to wake you peacefully
  • Info page with instructions and facts about naps

Now, if only they had naptime in high school like they did in kindergarten…

Price: Free
Devices: iPhone

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