Young children require afternoon naps and older adults occasionally fall asleep.
Recently napping for active adults has become more popular. Many adults find
themselves over-extended with work and family life and feel sleep deprived. A short
nap can be a way to help feel revitalized and refreshed.
Many adults feel sleepy in the afternoon, about eight hours after awakening. A short
nap can improve alertness and work performance. Naps may help those driving long
distances or anticipate that they will be up longer than usual. For many, napping for
active adults may be a new concept, but research shows that it can be beneficial.