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Updated 03 September 2015

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Afternoon power naps can help you feel energised, but if they last longer than 30 minutes you may end up feeling cranky.

Also keep it consistent: the best time for napping is between one and three in the afternoon.

Later than that is too close to bedtime, which may affect your nighttime sleep.

Visit our Sleep Centre for more on managing your insomnia.

 
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