Please note that the desire to avoid napping is driven primarily by the desire to avoid being tagged with ageist stereotypes..
Experts at the University of Surrey discovered that many older people felt that they may be branded lazy for taking afternoon naps so they tried hard to avoid nodding off.
But the occasional nap can make older people more able to lead a fully active life by giving them enough energy to take part in recreational and social activities.
The new research also found that as older people often have more disturbed sleep patterns at night they try to avoid taking a nap during the day only to fall asleep watching television during the early evening. As a result they may end up feeling exhausted..
Personally, I started napping while in medical school. I love it and it works.
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