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Mastering the Art of The Power Nap

Have you ever felt a post-lunch dip in your work performance? Maybe you have difficulty concentrating or struggle to keep your eyes open? Perhaps you and your colleagues stifle yawns together as you wait for the coffee pot to refill after lunch? Thankfully, a power nap can help you combat afternoon drowsiness.

A power nap is a short nap that provides the energy boost you need to function for the rest of your day. Power napping has plenty of benefits, including boosting your immune system and reducing stress levels.

Did you know that naps can have such a positive impact that napping in the workplace is a trend employers are picking up on. Some companies even provide their employees with designated places to sleep on the job!

A power nap is most effective when it’s short and sweet. Try keeping your nap length between 10 and 20 minutes for best results.

The trick to a power nap is getting your body through stage 1 sleep and into stage two sleep, but not into stage three sleep: