There are different opinions about the benefits of a nap, but naps are actually very beneficial, so there is no doubt if you do find the time to do it- go for it! Napping is measured a regular, normal and integral part of the daily rhythm.
This is obvious that the energy, focus and concentration levels are not equal throughout the day and usually depends on your quality and long night sleep. Most of you, however, need to recharge yourself and get your energy back and a simple nap can do miracles for you.
Even many companies, such Apple and Google allow their workers to take a nap before continuing their work. The medical studies are also positively oriented for naps emphasizing that they can strengthen the productivity, focus, and performance in people.
It is also shown in one study, conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder, where the children who skipped their napping time have bigger chances to suffer a lack of interest and joy and had more health problems, such anxiety, solving skills and others.
For the adults is the same. Some researchers discovered that adults who practice napping more often strengthen their memory learning skills and function.
So practicing napping you can affect the brain positively and allows it to refresh and reboot.
The proper time for napping
According to the experts, a proper nap should last 10 to 20 minutes. It is enough time that the brain will be regenerated and improves function significantly. As the naps are short, avoid expanding your nap more than 20 minutes, because you might feel groggy or blurry afterwards.
You should be aware that when the nap lasts an hour- the body starts to sink into serious sleep and if you break it you can even feel more tired than before.
In conclusion, nap as much as possible and stay on point at all times, having in mind to not disrupt your regular night sleep.
For all of you that are still not convinced of the benefits of napping, here are some additional inspiration, and examples from the history’s most famous nappers (8 eminent men), such Winston Churchill, Lyndon B. Johnson, Napoleon Bonaparte, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, Stonewall Jackson, Ronald Reagan and Salvador Dali.