5 Benefits of Napping at the Office

Waking up early for work after a late night or a heavy schedule is quite difficult. In today’s busy schedules we don’t get ample time to relax neither at work nor even at night. We keep on thinking of the targets we need to achieve daily, working hard every time ignoring our sleep and rest.

We all have a very tight schedule and hardly find time to nap. But to keep the body healthy adequate rest is necessary and for that, even a sleep of 15-20 minutes is sufficient during a heavy work schedule. It can boost up your energy level and can give you a kick start to work with more concentration and enthusiasm.

How Can you Get a Nap at Work?

  • During big meetings: Although it is risky, I don’t mean when you are in that meeting, I mean while others are going to the meeting and you are in a smaller office this trick works perfectly in that case. While the higher authorities are busy in their work, you may get a little nap in your small cabin. Even your car can prove out to be a perfect place for a little eye-shut.
  • During lunch break: It is the most pleasing time to get a short nap. Most likely you may have at least half an hour to give it to yourself. But don’t forget to set an alarm!
  • Working from home: To work from home is the best way to get a nap during work. If you are comfortable in working from home, take it as an advantageous opportunity to have short rest sessions during the work time.

 

Benefits of a Nap During Work

  • Active results: The habit of taking a power nap in the office is proven as best in giving out active results. It has been seen that a 40-minute nap can improve the performance to 35%.
  • Alertness: you can feel an increase in alertness in the period following the nap which may extend for a few hours later in the day.
  • Narcolepsy: Short naps are also prescribed for those who are being affected by narcolepsy. Those suffering from it feel sleepier throughout the day and if they are not given adequate rest they may feel weakness, poor efficiency, ultimately suffering their health and work.
  • Psychological benefits: A nap can prove out as a pleasant luxury or a mini-vacation you can say. It is an easy way to rejuvenate yourself after a tiring schedule.
  • Enhance memory and learning capabilities: Daytime sleep may increase an individual’s capacity to learn and memorize certain tasks. The speed and accuracy level also increases. You may start responding progressively faster and more accurately than before.

 

When to Consider a Nap?

  • Active results: The habit of taking a power nap in the office is proven as best in giving out active results. It has been seen that a 40-minute nap can improve the performance to 35%.
  • Experience fatigue:  when you experience new fatigue or any unexpected sleepiness, go ahead for a short power nap.
  • Experiencing sleep loss: If you are experiencing sleep loss from a few days due to long work shifts, you are likely to fall asleep during your work hours.
  • How long should a good nap last?
  • A Nano-Nap-10-20 seconds: Studies haven’t concluded yet whether these short breaks are beneficial or not.
  • The  Micro-Nap-2-5 minutes: It has been proved effective in shedding off sleepiness.
  • The Mini-Nap-5-20 minutes: It increases stamina, performance, alertness and motor learning.
  • The Original Power Nap-20 minutes: It ensures dividends of micro and mini and also uplifts muscle power.
  • The Lazy Man’s Nap-50-90 minutes: It ensures slow-wave sleep, improves growth hormone and repair muscles and bones.

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