By Pam Coyle
When I put head to the pillow after the end of a long day, my mind doesn’t always
want to sleep. It races, rolls stuff around, argues with itself and generally
makes slumber elusive.
I need to work on my sleep hygiene.
Josh Renkens, founder of the Renkens Center,is a licensed chiropractor specializing in soft tissue injury. He is certified in Active Release and Muscle Activation Techniques. In addition to his private practice, he works with Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities. He believes in an integrated approach utilizing the most effective treatment methods available to decrease pain, promote dynamic function, and improve your ability to perform the activities that most interest you.
Q: I have heard that naps are good for you. Is that true?
A: Yes, naps can be good for you if your NAP is 15 to 30 minutes. If your NAP is 1 to 2 hours then it is not a NAP. That becomes a full sleep cycle that can disturb your body’s natural sleep cycle.