Prime nap environment can benefit mood, alertness

Aug 9 2010

Prime nap environment can benefit mood, alertness
Prime nap environment can benefit mood, alertness
There are few things better than indulging in a much-needed nap. Taking a couple hours to relax can leave one feeling ready to face the gauntlet- this sounds pretty depressing of every day life. It can be difficult to find a nap-friendly environment, but the Houston Chronicle reports that there are several simple steps which homeowners can take to create an oasis of calm.

According to the news source, interior design expert Laura Umansky recommends that the room needs a neutral color palette, natural fabrics and good lighting control to be relaxing. One way to achieve this is to paint the room with calming blues and grays, as well as including some throw pillows and other accents of the same shades.

"If you love color, select different tones of the same color so the room is not busy and distracting," Umansky told the news provider. "You wouldn't want to go with red and green or teal and pink. The goal is rest and relaxation."

As for light control, experts suggest hanging honeycomb cellular shades, as they are effective at blocking heat and light.

Hanging honeycomb shades to nap better can result in many benefits. HealthCentral.com reports that taking a nap can increase alertness, reduce accidents and improve one's mood.
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