We’ve all been there, when your lids are so heavy, you can hardly keep your eyes open. What do you do? You reach for the coffee, soda or food—anything to take your mind off the fact that you’re sleep deprived, have a pile of work to tackle and won’t be reunited with your pillow for another 10 or 12 hours. What you should do, if time and location permit, is take a power nap. See our infographic on when is the best time to take a nap. You don’t want to be a part of the statistics below, which show how sleep-deprived Americans are more at risk of being overweight, likely to fall asleep at the wheel and cause accidents, not to mention being less productive. At a minimum, understand your sleep cycle.

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