Need a little recharge? How about some power nap before you resume working?
These are the top 10 reasons why you should take a nap now.
- To boost productivity at work
- To lower stress
- To be able to concentrate
- To enhance mood
- To improve alertness and memory attention
- To sharpen motor skills
- To increase stamina
- To improve working memory
- To have more patience
- To reduce mistakes and avoid accidents
What do experts say on Power Nap?
“You can get incredible benefits from 15 to 20 minutes of napping. You reset the system and get a burst of alertness and increased motor performance. That’s what most people really need to stave off sleepiness and get an energy boost.” – Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert and author of “Take a Nap! Change Your Life”
“Power naps have recently been studied more extensively by researchers and found to yield many benefits such as a boost in productivity at work, lower stress, improved ability to concentrate, and enhanced mood. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that with a nap, brain activity stays high throughout the day; but without a nap, brain activity declines over the course of a day” – Dr. William W. Deardorff, PhD, psychologist and Medical Advisor of Spine-health.com.
Next time you’re thinking that you’re wasting your precious time for work when you are hitting snooze, better think again!