Who doesn’t love a nice nap?
It’s a luxury that not everybody has time for but recent events mean I find myself lucky enough to be able to squeeze in 1.5 hrs napping in the mid-late afternoon whilst still getting a good nights sleep (8ish hours). A good bedtime story always sets me up for a pleasant nap:
Tho I just enjoy napping for the sake of it I’m curious as to whether there’ll be a noticeable affect on training/recovery.
It remains to be seen whether this will positively affect fatigue/training but I have high expectations given how crucial sleep is to successful fatigue management.
Am unfamiliar with the research and physiological underpinnings of sleep/napping so if anyone smart could drop some knowledge would be much appreciated. Maybe more sleep is only beneficial if it’s consecutive. Maybe you need a full cycle as opposed to a 20 min power nap to benefit gains.
Does anybody else nap? How long? When? Why? Found it beneficial to recovery/fatigue management?