A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daytime hours. Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, and reduce muscle activity.
When you fall asleep briefly for a few seconds and sometimes you don't even notice it. It can occur at any time and can be dangerous if you're driving, for example. Microsleep is a clear indication you need more shuteye.
This is a type of power nap where you sleep, or just relax with your eyes closed for a few minutes after which you feel refreshed and can tackle your next task. You can do this every day to give yourself an extra boost.
Why do I have pins and needles in my hands ?
You're over the age of 50, going through menopause and you have pins and needles in the thumb and first three fingers of your hand. It's worse at night and only relieved by keeping the arm raised.
It could be Carpal tunnel syndrome, where a combination of water retention and a tightening of the band on the front of your wrist, which keeps your tendons in place, compress the sensory nerve supplying your hand.
You can stop it by See your doctor for a diagnosis. Keeping your hand raised does help, so sleep with your arm on a couple of pillows at night.
You're fit and healthy, attend a gym for muscle-building exercises and you have tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers of your hand.
It could be Ulnar nerve entrapment. The ulnar nerve passes through a tunnel of muscles around the shoulder joint and can get compressed by powerful muscles.
Stop it by See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and refer you to a rheumatologist for assessment, possible manipulation and possible hydrocortisone injections.
Weakness of your whole arm, numbness and tingling in all your fingers and thumb. Pain going down your arm into your hand.
It could be Osteoarthritis of the spinal bones in the neck where bony outgrowths press on the nerve roots to your arm and hand.
Stop it by See your doctor for a scan and diagnosis. You can use physiotherapy to improve your posture.