Yesterday on the podcast, we talked about the connection between diabetes and sleeping; my self-care tip for you today is maybe adding a nap to your day. Do you need a nap? Maybe like me, this was a phrase you often heard from your mom, or perhaps as a mom or dad, you said you to your kids when they became too unruly or cranky. Just like when you were a kid, napping can help you reduce fatigue, mood swings, and stress. But you want to ensure you follow these tips for productive napping. Did I create a new phrase?
Be sure that you keep your naps short. They should be at most 10-20 minutes; schedule your nap earlier to avoid interfering with your evening sleep routine, and enjoy this time for yourself. This is not the time to schedule appointments, watch the last episode of your favorite show, or play games on your phone. So, put those electronics away.
When you wake, you will find that you are less cranky and ready to take on the rest of the rest, could productive napping work for you? Give it a try, and let us know how it works.
With Peace & Love,
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