Monday, June 18, 2007

Siesta for Success

Do like the Spanish and take a siesta! Did you know that taking a 20-30 minute nap between the hours of 2-4 pm daily can improve your productivity at work by keeping you alert and energized? Studies show that "When adults napped between 2 and 4 p.m., they performed better on tests and had no problems falling asleep at night" writes Liesa Goins in her "Getting Your Nap On" article. The key to a successful nap, however, is short and early. Late and long naps could take away from your nighttime sleep and cause you to wake up tired and groggy. Another tip for a successful nap, says Groins, is to stay away from the bed because the bed is associated with nighttime sleep. Instead, doze off on a couch or on a carpeted floor allowing you to wake up more refreshed when the alarm hits.

So next time you feel like you're about to fall asleep at the office, take a 20 min nap during your lunch break. Good Luck and Good Nappin!

Read the article here

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