If you're getting ready for a nap, turn on one of these teams and it will be a good one.

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Taking Naps Are A Good Habit For Early Risers

After doing a morning show for many years, I've learned a few tricks. Getting up before the roosters, I usually hit the wall sometime in the afternoon. That's when I discovered my new favorite hobby, napping.

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There's nothing better than an afternoon nap. I feel so refreshed after and ready to take on the rest of the day. Plus, I don't fall asleep before the sun goes down.

Are Naps Good For You?

According to the nsf.org,

"While healthy adults don’t need to nap, many find napping provides positive benefits."

 

"Helping you feel refreshed to meet the demands of your day, preparing you for when you may be short on sleep (like when you have to work or study late into the night), and improving your mood and energy level, are all benefits of napping."

 

"Many studies point out nap time reduces daytime sleepiness, as well as boosts learning and performance."

 

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The Key To The Ultimate Nap

I like to think of myself as a professional napper. After years of practice, I have figured out the keys to the ultimate nap.

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After Lunch

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In A Recliner

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While Watching A Game

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What Is A "Sports Nap?"

The concept of a "Sports Nap" is nothing new. Guys have been falling asleep in from of the TV while watching their favorite teams for years. For me, it works better than rocking a baby. Of course, there are some that work better than others.

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The Best Pro Sports Teams Games In Illinois For A Nap

The majority of the time, the professional sports team in Illinois aren't good. Bad games = good naps because you just don't care. Plus, one of the best things about the "Sports Nap" is you can randomly wake up to check the score and realize you didn't miss anything.

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Here Are The Illinois Pro Sports Teams Nap Rating 

#5 Chicago Bears: I'm a big fan of football, so it makes napping during a game a little bit harder than the rest but it still happens quite a bit.

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#4 Chicago Bulls: The squeaky shoes on the court will sometimes interfere with a good nap.

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#3 Chicago Blackhawks: The sound of the skates cutting on the ice is very soothing.

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#2 Chicago White Sox: Baseball has always been my number one choice for napping. All I have to do is put on a game and I'm right out.

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#1 Chicago Cubs: The Cubs inch out the White Sox in the napping ratings because they have quite a few day games at Wrigley which is during my ideal nap time.

Honorable Mention Sports For Napping

Golf: The game was made for napping with the whispering announcers and subdued crowd.

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NASCAR: The roar of the engines lulls me to sleep.

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What's your favorite sport for a nap?

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