The gap between how much sleep you need and how much sleep you receive is known as sleep debt or sleep deficit. You have a sleep debt if you sleep less hours than your body requires. A sleep debt might develop over time if you don’t get enough sleep. This is the disparity between how much sleep you require and how much sleep you actually receive. This debt can be paid off by adding extra nap time to your nightly routine until you catch up. Whether you should nap throughout the day is determined by how you sleep at night. If you sleep soundly on a regular basis, a brief nap every now and again is fine. Naps can improve your performance, lower your blood pressure, and possibly even help you live longer. Avoid napping late in the day if you want to get a good night’s sleep. If you have sleep issues, though, naps may further disrupt your sleep schedule.

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