Video FAQ – Is Napping a Good Thing?

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Is Napping a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Is napping a good thing or a bad thing? Dr. Ronald Popper discusses napping and explains that it all depends on the reasons for your napping. Frequent napping may mean that you're not getting enough rest, and could signify an underlying sleep disorder. This video FAQ series on obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, as well as chronic severe snoring, was created and produced by Dr. Popper to address your general questions about sleep and sleep disorders. If you have specific questions about your personal condition, please contact Dr. Popper using the information below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information right away, please Contact us here on this site or on our Facebook page. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

The Question – Is Napping a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

“It all depends on why you're napping. If you're napping because you're feeling tired or sleepy at a time when you should be alert, the need to nap may indicate that you have a sleep disorder, that you're not getting enough rest, or are having poor quality of sleep.

Sometimes taking a brief power nap of 10 to 20 minutes can help energize you for the rest of the day. But if you're frequently requiring a nap because you're feeling sluggish in the middle of your day, consider consulting with your physician.

Hello, I'm Doctor Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching. If you or a loved one needs more information on sleep disorders, please visit our web site at where you'll find more videos in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download.”


Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.

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