Napping is good for you! A good nap can boost cognition, help you stay productive and creative, and may even boost learning ability.
If you’ve tried taking naps in the afternoon and found yourself feeling groggy after waking—if you manage to force yourself back out of bed—you may just be going about them all wrong.
But a Power Nap when done correctly will help you stay productive and creative
Lifehacker has a good article on how long to map for the biggest brain benefits
The ideal napping time is the point in the day when REM and slow-wave sleep (a.k.a. deep sleep) cross. In the moveable nap wheel, drag the wake up time dial to when you woke up and find where the blue and yellow circles intersect to see what time to hit the sack. In this example, if you wake at 7am aim for a 2pm nap
Cheat Sheet on Napping:
- Naps really do boost your brain power (smartplanet.com)
- Six Tips For Better Napping (blogs.wsj.com)
- Scientists Show That Naps Really Are the Best (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)