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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.

  1. To boost productivity at work
  2. To lower stress
  3. To be able to concentrate
  4. To enhance mood
  5. To improve alertness and memory attention
  6. To sharpen motor skills
  7. To increase stamina
  8. To improve working memory
  9. To have more patience
  10. 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!

Sources: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/the-secret-and-surprising-power-of-naps

                http://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-power-nap-work

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