The warmer months usually result in spending more time outside with family and creating fun memories. So why does your energy sometimes seem to vanish in the middle of the day? The higher temperatures of summer can sap your energy, leaving you exhausted. What if you could add something to your schedule that could sharpen your focus, increase productivity, boost memory and cognition and alleviate stress, all in just a few minutes?
Maybe that sounds too good to be true, but you can enjoy all of these amazing benefits and more from a simple power nap. According to the National Sleep Foundation, even a short nap can restore alertness and enhance performance. Because the stress hormone cortisol drops after a nap, a short snooze can also provide relaxation and rejuvenation.
When adding a power nap to your day, be sure to create an optimal napping environment by blocking out as much light and noise as possible. And incorporate a soothing Young Living Essential Oil such as Lavender, which diffuses into a calming fragrance that creates a peaceful environment. Peace & Calming II™ Essential Oil Blend combines Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli and Blue Tansy Essential Oils that when diffused also create a restful environment. Young Living Stress Away™ Roll-On can also evaporate tension with its relaxing combination of oils, including Copaiba, Vanilla and Lavender.
With a little preparation and the right essential oils, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of a few minutes of shut-eye in the middle of your day and get back to enjoying your fun summer plans. Sweet summer daydreams!