Do you struggle with a sudden drop in energy and productivity in the afternoon? Have you tried to find a solution but coffee just doesn’t seem to be up to the task?
How about taking a nap?
While napping has garnered a bad reputation in our fast-paced society, new research into the science of sleep has revealed that not only may naps be necessary to combat fatigue, the desire to nap is perfectly natural.
In response to the discovery of the many benefits of napping, major companies like Facebook, Google and Nike have incorporated napping rooms into the workplace and encourage their employees to make use of them.
Napping sounds like an easy solution — and for all intents and purposes it is — however, if you’ve ever indulged and woken up in a stupor you’re not alone. To truly benefit from a nap you need to plan ahead and follow a few guidelines.
How To Nap For The Best Results
Not all naps are created equal. If you’ve ever woken up from a nap feeling worse than when you first lay down, you’re doing it wrong!
There are certain guidelines you need to follow in order to maximize the effectiveness of your nap and ensure you get the greatest benefit and avoid the unpleasant aftereffects caused by sleep inertia.