Q. Is it normal to feel tired even after taking a nap?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 11, 2019 and last reviewed on: Aug 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

Why are some people still tired after taking a nap? Does the length of the nap matter? Is there a cutoff time where it reaches a diminishing return? Are some people's bodies just not suitable for naps? How do you plan the perfect nap?

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Hematology Pathology


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The short nap is not hazardous at all. It cannot lead to tiredness. Even a short nap can help in relieving tiredness. So do not worry regarding taking a nap. In the afternoon, 30 minutes to one hour nap is best one to relieve your fatigue. If you feel tired more easily then it cannot be due to nap but it can be due to some other cause like thyroid, electrolyte disturbance, low calcium, stress, etc.

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