THE VERDICT: Power nap. THE REASON: The optimum time for a snooze is 15 to 20 minutes.
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If you doze any longer, you’ll feel groggy for up to an hour afterwards. Why? Because your body falls into its deep sleep stage, and waking up during this time can be pretty disorienting. A short nap, meanwhile, will leave you feeling energised. If you need more zzz, aim for 90 minutes, as this is a complete sleep cycle.
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Research has shown that milk is actually the best choice for rehydration and recovery post-exercise, as it contains 90% water and has the perfect carb-toprotein ratio. It’s also packed with electrolytes, including sodium and potassium, both of which get lost in sweat. Avoid full-cream milk, though, as fat delays.