Giving the body and mind a quick break from the day can actually make you feel energised without the need for artificial stimulants to keep you going. As sleep deprivation can cause fatigue and illness, make sure you stay on top of your health by having a quick snooze. Here are some of the benefits to taking a nap;
If we are always on the go it is inevitable that we will start to feel stressed, frustrated and rushed. Switching your brain off for a short time helps to provide the system with a reboot, helping you to feel calmer and more relaxed. Studies have shown that napping helps to reverse information overload and aid learning.
It is widely accepted that productivity decreases over the course of the day. However, a study by Harvard University has shown that after a 39 minute nap, productivity levels are actually reset which means that napping does indeed make you more productive!
Decreases heart disease
A different Harvard University study also found that people who regularly took a siesta were much less likely to die of heart disease. In a study of more than 23,000 Greek adults, those who regularly took a siesta were 30% less likely to die from coronary problems.
The Sleep Council recommends limiting naps to around 20 minutes to avoid waking up feeling groggy. This way you will give your brain a chance to reboot and help you feel alert and energised.
Sleeping on it might actually be the answer if you’ve hit a creative block. By taking time out to relax your mind, your brain will have a chance to make new connections and associations which will directly impact on your creativity.
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