As working professionals, we’re all too familiar with the afternoon slump, as productivity and motivation often decline in our post-lunch exhaustion. Most people don’t take naps while at work, but could there be benefits to midday rest?
A 20-30 minute nap has been shown to be extremely effective for improving alertness throughout the day, according to the National Sleep Foundation. However, anything longer will cause “sleep inertia,” making you feel groggy and lethargic.
While critics dismiss naps as something for young children and the elderly, experts say napping can do wonders for both your mental and physical health.
– Beth Turnbull, The Pittsburgh 100