Best amount of time for a nap is between 15 to 30 minutes (NOT more). Less than 15 probably really isn’t enough to get the full benefits.
Do a search on relaxation techniques on Google. Should be some good stuff there. I picked up various techniques from different books I read, and I went from being someone who has trouble falling asleep anytime to someone who can sleep anywhere, anytime.
They are extremely simple to learn. You will really feel the diffence in all aspects of your life when you start taking these quick naps a few times a week.
I set a small timer for the amount of time I want to sleep, because I tend to become so relaxed I might just stay alsleep if I didn’t.
I’ve read a bit about powernaps (10 min. naps) to boost your body and I’ve also seen mention of it as a post-workout recovery aid.
I tried to catch a few Zzz’s today after workout but I can’t get to sleep. I’ve never really been able to take a nap unless I’m really really tired.
Any tips to catch sleep better/faster?