Getting enough Zzzs can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying a night on the dance floor, also playing a critical role in supporting your general mental wellbeing.
If you’re knackered before you’ve even left the house, a cheeky disco nap is often a go-to solution to give yourself a boost of energy before you get in amongst it - especially if you’re at a festival.
There are several different types of nap; from coffee naps and CEO naps to the infamous siesta. Disco naps are typically 90 minutes long, and a pre-rave staple. These longer naps are recommended for night workers… or night crawlers.
HOW TO DISCO NAP
Your Circadian Rhythm (24-hour cycle that’s part of your body clock) has a lot to answer for, supporting alertness in the morning, maintaining wakefulness in the afternoon/early evening, and allowing you to feel drowsy as it gets dark outside.
Getting a cheeky disco nap in when the drowsiness starts to occur, for a longer duration, will ‘hack’ your body clock. Do this before bed and you’ll struggle to sleep, but it’s a great way to boost your rave stamina.
Polyphasic sleeping involves getting shorter intervals of sleep throughout the day, rather than a big chunk at night, is another avenue worth investigating. Still quite unorthodox, there are several predetermined schedules you can follow, each dividing the day up according to different segments of nap time.
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