This 15-Minute Office Ritual Is the Perfect Way to Recharge Your Day, Says Science
Sara Mednick, a sleep researcher and the author of “Take a Nap! Change Your Life,” tells The New York Times that daytime napping can have many of the benefits of overnight sleep, including memorization and learning specific bits of information.
The Mayo Clinic says napping offers various benefits for healthy adults, including:
- Reduced fatigue
- Increased alertness
- Improved mood
- Improved performance, including quicker reaction time and better memory
Entrepreneur reports that taking naps before a meeting or a major presentation could make a difference between success or a performance flop. The article cites a NASA study that revealed a nap of just 26 minutes can boost productivity by as much as 34 percent and increase alertness by 54 percent.