Day 223: Afternoon Naps

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 nervesdefinitely 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 creativityanother 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.

Thank you for reading.

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