An activity that I’ve found myself becoming reacquainted with is afternoon naps. I come home from work, eat dinner and then take a power nap. The only issue is I don’t want to wake up after, but when I finally do wake up after several snoozes, it feels so great. Afternoon naps have so many benefits, such as:
- Provides a memory boost – studies show that if you nap for 10-30 minutes a day your cognitive performance for memory increases.
- Lowers blood pressure – although I’m at no risk of high blood pressure right now, it’s good to know that my naps got it covered.
- Calms your nerves – definitely true, whenever I’m going through something difficult, a good nap always gives me perspective and direction.
- Improves alertness – this will be my argument for why we should be allowed to nap at work.
- Enhances creativity – another argument point for workplace napping.
- Boosts willpower – naps improve your focus and therefore boosts your willpower. So whenever you feel like giving in, take a nap.
- It’s better than coffee – as someone who gave up coffee a year ago, it’s good to know that napping improves performance in ways that coffee cannot.
So whatever you’re going through today, take a nap.
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