10/04/2017 10:40 AM AEST | Updated 17/04/2017 7:31 AM AEST

What Actually Happens To Your Mind And Body When You Take A Nap

For one, your food cravings are curbed.

People are often divided when it comes to the topic of napping.

Some believe that it can affect the sleep you have that night and it's better to wait until bedtime, whereas others are all for a midday or mid-afternoon snooze.

There are studies to support both, too, but it all comes down to what works for you and how tired you are that day (AKA if you really need it).

One plus of taking a nap is that it can help curb food cravings. Your body will crave more sugar, fat and 'junk food' as a source of energy if it's tired, so a quick sleep can help restore energy levels in a healthier way.

For how a nap can affect our mind and body in positive ways, check out the below infographic:

Infographic by Sleepy People