This is the 60-minute version of Theta Power Nap – ‘Deep relax' found on m YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNDj3IsOBE
Key benefits of a 60-minute power nap include:
- Improve alertness and stamina
- Increase your productivity and motor performance
- Reduces stress
- Elevate your mood
- Conscious memory improvement
A drawback to normal napping and using an alarm to wake you up
When you wake up to an alarm in the morning after a full nights sleep, you can feel quite groggy with impaired alertness, which is referred to as ‘sleep inertia'. The negative effects of sleep inertia, are generally stronger the longer you have been asleep.
During normal sleep, your brainwave frequencies will move up and down through a curved cycle, which is often quoted as lasting around 90 minutes. If your alarm goes off while you are down the bottom of this sleep cycle, you will be trying to wake up while your brain and body are in a very deeply relaxed state, which isn't an easy thing to do and it takes quite a while to fully wake up from this state.
In an ideal world, you'll want to wake up when your dominant brainwave frequency is right near the top of this sleep cycle because it's much easier to wake up and you'll be able to become fully alert much faster.
The same thing applies to a power nap. You can reduce the negative effects of sleep inertia from a nap if you can wake up with your brainwave frequency up in the more alert state of Beta.
How the session is constructed
The benefits of using isochronic tones to power nap
- Makes it easier to fall asleep, by stimulating your brainwaves down to a more relaxed frequency state
- During the last 3 minutes of the session, the frequency of the tones is gradually increased up to 12Hz in Beta. This helps to overcome the problem of ‘sleep inertia' and the recovery period you normally need after a nap.
Note: Laptop speakers are usually too small to produce enough bass to hear the entrainment tones effectively. So for better sound quality and results, we recommend using external speakers or headphones.
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Power napping tips
Napping in the dark works best. If you're not able to nap in a dark room, use an eye mask to help block out the light.
Try to get warm – sleep studies have shown that while we sleep better at night if we are cooler, we nap better during the day if we are warmer.
Headphones are not required for this session, but you might find using them helps to block out external noise, especially the over ear type.
- Mp3 player – Plugin external speakers to your mp3 player/iPod or use a music docking station.
- Laptop – A laptop can be easily used in your bedroom, but we recommend the use of external speakers, as the laptop speakers are usually not powerful enough, to hear the entrainment beats effectively.
- CD/DVD Player – If you have access to a CD/DVD player in the bedroom, you can burn the mp3 track onto a disc and use that.
- Standard Headphones – Although not always suitable while sleeping, you can try using either the smaller ‘in-ear' earphones or the bigger ‘over ear' headphones. This will depend on what you have available and the level of comfort you require.
- Recommended Headphones – If you find your existing headphones uncomfortable to use while napping, there are headphones on the market specifically for use while sleeping. The ones I like to use are called ‘SleepPhones'. They consist of a headband with flat speakers embedded inside, which you wear over your head during sleep. They are very comfortable for using while in bed or lying down.