If you love taking a nap, then this is definitely for you. On the other hand, if napping is not your thing as you might feel its unproductive or work-kill, then this is for you as well!
Scientists have strongly suggested that napping increases productivity and alertness. They also cited that napping, as we might know, is similar to rebooting your brain. Latest research shows that in order to get the best from your nap time, you should plan and know how long to nap and when.
- 10 – 20-minute power nap – A quick boost of alertness
- 60-minute nap – improve cognitive memory processing, helps in remembering facts, places and faces
- 90-minute nap – involve a full cycle of sleep, aids creativity and emotional and procedural memory, such as learning how to ride a bike
How to nap?
One suggestion to improve your nap time is to sit slightly upright during your nap – this will avoid you from having a deep sleep. Also, if you find yourself dreaming during your power naps, it may show that you are being sleep deprived. Finally, make sure your nap at the right time of the day, usually in the afternoon as your body gets into an afternoon slump.