Kurt Delos Trino

Catching some Zzzzzz's.....

Sleep is a part of the human condition. We need to sleep! Many of us, especially college students, think and believe that we don't need any sleep. The reality of our lives is that we as human beings are limited. God is the only one who is limitless! As a college student, some of my biggest questions are "How much sleep should I get?" or "Should I take a nap today?" Taking a nap in the middle of the day can be restful and helpful, but it can also be harmful. Since time is limited every day, napping can take away the time from studying. Napping can bring in more energy once you've woken up. Today, taking a nap was one of my dilemmas, as tomorrow I will be taking my first test for this year! I, of course, ended up taking a 45-minute nap! It was helpful for me because I am able to work right after taking a nap. I've come to realize that it is okay to take nap if it will be helpful afterwards. I just need to make sure that I do not over-nap. So how long should a person nap?

Whether you are a cat person or a dog person, try taking a nap!

Of course, not all of us can look cute while taking a nap, but it is still okay to take a nap!

In the end, knowing the limits and what is beneficial is important to the body and the brain. If it comes down to asking "should I take a nap," just say YES! After taking a nap, be productive and use that boost of energy that you've just gained! Now, go back to studying! It will be a constant struggle to think about napping or not, but JUST DO IT! I did!