Do you find yourself exhausted come mid afternoon? Most people do. That’s when productivity lessens and your mood changes. Many times the caffeine that got you through the morning is doing just the opposite by now and making you feel more tired.
What to do? Take a nap! Do you have a space at work where you can take a nap? If not take part of your lunch hour and nap in your car. If you’re lucky to have a more flexible schedule, see if you can fit in a nap. If you have small children, nap when they do.
Researchers have stated that naps are a good and necessary thing. So if you’re keeping a little secret about taking naps you can come out of the shadows and even brag about how it makes you more efficient!
There are some guidelines however to follow to make the most of your nap.
1. First, a 10 to 15 minute power nap will recharge your batteries just fine.
*** However, a 30-minute nap with leave you feeling hung over when you awaken.
3. A 60-minute name will actually help you with your memory.
4. A 90-minute nap will restore other cognitive abilities.
So, make it a 20 minute, 60 minute, or 90 minute nap and you’ll improve your health, feel better, look better and be more efficient for years to come.
You’ll have to excuse me; I’m going to take a nap!