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If Your Body Is Telling You to Nap, Should You Listen?


Published February 16, 2018

Consider this scenario: you’ve just had lunch, and now you’re sitting down at your desk to do some work. The next thing you know, your head is nodding. Your eyelids seem to have developed a mind of their own and, at the moment, seem bent on shutting. To nap or not to nap? Do you give in to a few minutes of shuteye or fight it―struggle to overcome the desire for sleep, stay awake, and forge ahead? The thought of an afternoon nap is enough to bathe many people in a flood of guilt. But could it be that your body is telling you something to which you ought to listen? The fact is, naps can be beneficial. They can help you rally, get a second wind, and be more productive. But that isn’t true of all naps. Learning when, where, and how long to nap can help you nap strategically for greater efficiency. Read more…

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