Benefits of napping? Sign us up! Can it be true that scheduling a daily power nap might just be the key to improving your life? An afternoon power nap is so good for you that big companies including Proctor & Gamble and Google have installed napping pods for their employees and two Netherlands techies created Google Naps which looks just like Google Maps but allows you to mark and locate the best outdoor napping spots.
So, feeling ready for a snooze? Dr. Lisa Shives (also known as The Sleep M.D., how cool is that?) says, “For those on a normal day-night schedule, the best time of day is 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon. That’s the time of day when you might experience post-lunch sleepiness or a lower level of alertness. In addition, naps taken during this time are less likely to interfere with nighttime sleep.” Got it? Good. Now, in case you want to pitch the napping pods idea to your own boss, here are 17 reasons why a midday snooze can improve your life.
- Increased Alertness It stands to reason that a little rest for your brain would leave it recharged and alert, right? Well logical reasoning would be correct in this case. A 10-30 minute nap is just enough to get your brain ready to rock-n-roll on whatever task you have at hand.