Essay Naps Helpful Or Harmful?

2498 Words May 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
Naps Helpful or Harmful
“A recent study linked napping to higher mortality!” said Markham Heid. Do you spend most of your day tired and lazy? Is there an overlying feeling of exhaustion that can only be cured with a nap? Do you not get a good night’s sleep because work or other stresses are keeping you awake, or can you simple not fall asleep? Well the day time desire to snooze may be riven by stress, insomnia, sleep apnea or a hundred other slumber-disrupting health conditions. If you’re spending a big chunk of your day feeling sleepy and out of sorts, then your desire to snooze may be riven by stress, insomnia, sleep apnea or a hundred other slumber-disrupting health conditions. Many doctors have argued the fact and fiction on whether or not napping during the day is helpful or harmful. The recommended amount of sleep varied by age needing more while younger and much older but the average recommended amount is 8 hours. Many doctors have proposed that instead of 8 consecutive hours of sleep it should be taken in intervals of four, so your body has a recharge and a shut down when necessary. Other doctors argue strongly against any soft or shut eye during the day because of the health risks they cause. Yue Leng is one of the doctors against daytime naps. He states “Daytime napping is an early indicator underlying health issues.” He says that almost all of his patients who take naps have discovered that they have a health issue where drowsiness was a symptom. Mednick, a…

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