How Long to Nap?

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

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Lifehacker has a good article on how long to map for the biggest brain benefits

http://lifehacker.com/how-long-to-nap-for-the-biggest-brain-benefits-1251546669

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

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Cheat Sheet on Napping:

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