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10 Reasons to Power Nap



1. Increased productivity

2. An energy boost without stimulants

3. Clarity of thought

4. Increased alertness

5. Safety

6. Improved memory

7. Elevated mood

8. More creativity

Power naps also work to counter the negative effects of stress and everyday anxiety. Researchers found that the restful breathing we do during sleep relaxes tension in our backs and shoulders and lowers our blood pressure. Some people find they’re not able to nap at work, but they can get away with meditating. Although not as powerful as a nap, meditation produces slower brain waves, similar to those produced during sleep, which reduce stress and clear the mind.