Can power naps actually help improve your day?

We’ve all heard the phrase, you snooze you lose right? But what if power naps could actually help you to get through your day? Lose of sleep or not enough sleep can have major impacts on your ability to focus and make the right decisions. With so many of us working longer hours and trying to fit so much more into the short space of 24 hours a nap throughout the day is a growing necessity.

Try and include a Power nap in your daily routine, the benefits could include:

  1. Helping you focus – just a short power nap can help improve your alertness which therefore can help you to feel a lot more confident about the decisions you are making.
  2. Relax you – being over tired and cranky is not the best attitude to have towards your day. Take a short nap when you feel those frustration levels rising to help you chill out and face everything with a fresh attitude.
  3. Fix a bad night’s sleep – we all have those restless nights where we just cannot nod off. If this happens and you don’t have the luxury of being able to have a lie in, a power nap is a life saver. Just 40 winks and you could feel refreshed and revitalised.

How long should I nap for?

10-20 minutes – just enough to revitalise you after a busy day, the pick me up your body might need to help you concentrate on the next task at hand.

20-30 minutes – clears your mind and allows you release stress. When you wake up you will be able to face the same issues but hopefully with a more positive solution

70 – 90 minutes – the perfect fix for if you have had a bad night’s sleep but have a busy day ahead.  Great for when you need that second wind to carry you through the rest of the day.

 

So why not try it! Fit a power nap into your day and see if you notice a difference in your concentration levels! Happy napping!

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