“Always nap when you can. It is cheap medicine.”
– Lord Byron
Did you know that people who nap habitually might have a 37% lower risk of death from coronary heart disease?
Naps have also been shown to “improve performance in areas such as reaction time, logical reasoning and symbol recognition.” They also improve your mood.
If you do it right, that is.
Ever nap and then feel awful for the next few hours?
That’s called sleep inertia, defined as “a temporary disorientation and decline in performance and/or mood after awakening from sleep.”
The easiest way to solve that is to nap for less time.
According to Sleep Foundation, 20 minutes is perfect (I recommend setting an alarm).
Oh — and here’s a video about the benefits of napping regularly.
It’s like medicine… but it costs nothing.
So take more naps 🙂