Napping gets a bad rap.
A common accusation is that it’s only for a certain type of person, like children, seniors or worst of all, the lazy (think George Costanza, from Seinfeld). Those who are at a productive age, but lack the will to get through a full day without dozing off.
Another misconception is that if we were to just get a good night sleep, we wouldn’t need to nap.
However, since the late 1980s science has honed in on the value of napping, showing time and again that it should be a tool in the arsenal of anyone who values better more productive days. Among its chief benefits, napping boosts performance, enhances mention function and improves psychological well-being.
In other words, the humble nap will help you get more stuff done later that day, and make you feel a whole lot better in the process.
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