I do seem to be constantly repeating myself so I've decided t write a post regarding ' the power nap ' & how powerful it really is !!!
Head injury causes nearly all brain injured people to suffer from lack of sleep & I know it's a bit 90s but a 20 minute power nap has really changed my life. Try not to have more than 20 minutes sleep because you go into a different part of sleep / relaxation (this occurs for most people at around the 30 minute stage apparently, but 20 minutes is ideal for most.
All I can say is give it a go - what have U got t lose - 20 minutes, but it could change your life for the better cos sleep deprivation isn't good.
Even if U don't actually sleep literally, keeping your eyes closed for 20 minutes & just totally relaxing has a similar effect.
I even carry on talking for the first few minutes as long as my eyes are closed & that part of my brain is blocked out from things around me & I still come around / wake up feeling totally refreshed.
Sometimes I just don't want t get up after 20 minutes so I have another 20 minutes but I still don't go into that deeper sleep pattern, so I still wake up refreshed.
I can't read for any length of time, as I'm sure a lot of U have the same problem, but that link explains how it works ( I assume, cos I dint get past the first couple of paragraphs ;o) but I did notice a section on the benefits too ;o)
Worth copying & pasting the link & reading all about it if U can. And if like me, not so much, just give it a go. I can't recommend it enough & I'm sure I'll get a few others hat have tried & have had similar benefits.
It is particularly important for brain injured people cos as I said the majority of us aren't able t sleep properly, so finding alternate ways t sleep is particularly important for us.