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Jakarta Post

15-minute nap can make difference, expert says

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 14 2009   /  02:10 pm

Taking a 15-minute nap during the day can restore one's energy and increase concentration, a sleep specialist says. Sleep specialist Andreas Prasadja said Thursday that people in Indonesia were unaware of the importance of getting a good night's sleep and how to make up for a lack of sleep, meaning many people feel tired unnecessarily. Sleep deprivation can be caused by difficulties in falling asleep and insomnia to bad quality sleep due to sleep apnea, he said. One of way to restore one's energy is to take a short nap during the day, Andreas said. "One can take a nap at their desk or in their car. In Jakarta, people take at least an hour traveling anyway," he said. He said Indonesians still associate sleep or being sleepy as a sign of laziness. "Feeling sleepy during the day time or feeling tired can actually be the result of a sleep disorder." He added that sl...