Neurophilosophy

How to power nap & why you should

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The Boston Globe has an infographic containing tips on how to nap effectively.

But why would you want to run the risk of being thought of as lazy by sleeping during the day? Recent research shows that power napping enhances memory consolidation and increases alertness and productivity.

Comments

  1. #1 Bill the Cat
    June 18, 2008

    Most corporate employers have sleeping on the job as grounds for immediate termination. The managers of these corporations have private offices with lockable doors so they can nap all they like.

    Go figure.

  2. #2 Bruce
    June 18, 2008

    I’ve sent this to my boss, but I am not holding my breath.

  3. #3 itza
    June 18, 2008

    Yes! Redemption for the siesta! ;)

  4. #4 Derek
    June 18, 2008

    yeah but how much productivity could you have done throughout your life by working or talking with people than by napping. I hate wasting time sleeping id rather work at my workplace.

  5. #5 themadlolscientist
    June 19, 2008

    I just love their definition of a night owl. At midnight I’m just getting my second wind.

  6. #6 brandon
    June 19, 2008

    Derek, the point is to recharge your brain after several hours of doing productive work. If you’re wasting time while you’re working anyway, well, then you may as well be taking a nap.

  7. #7 Mozen Greezin
    July 17, 2008

    Yo, take your nap on your lunch break, not on the clock! Shouldn’t that be obvious??