While some people would tell you that sleeping on the job is a bad habit, science is actually saying otherwise. According to experts, napping at work brings numerous benefits – including boosting your productivity.
In an article written by Bradley Young, co-founder of relaxation solutions company Silentmode, we learn that taking a nap can be an advantage both for your body and your company. Read on and you just might convince your boss to be a little more accepting about office napping.
1. Your productivity will increase.
As mentioned above, a nap can be an effective way of improving productivity. Fatigue often leads to decreased performance and so it’s much better to take a bit of rest, especially in the afternoon. Young shared a research published by Nature Neoroscience which said participants who napped at least 30 minutes in between performance tests did not experience performance deterioration in the day.
2. Your stress level is decreased.
Fighting off stress during working hours can be a challenge if you don’t nap. Your mood will improve and your stress levels will lower if you take the time to rest and relax.
3. You will be more focused.
Our minds tend to wander when we’re busy and tired and so a quick nap can be an excellent fix for the problem. You’ll be more efficient in your work plus you’ll even get to avoid mistakes and accidents.
4. You will have better memory.
A study done by researchers from Germany’s Saarland University shows us that napping beats caffeine when it comes to improving one’s memory. Participants on the research exhibited better capability at remembering pairs of words when they napped for 45 to 60 minutes as compared with those who did not.
5. You’ll be more creative.
Meanwhile, studies at Harvard Medical School and the University of California tell us that those who nap and get REM sleep are more flexible and creative afterwards.
To make the most of your nap, there are certain things you need to keep in mind, according to Young.
“First, find a quiet space where no one will disturb you such as an unused conference or break room. Many progressive workplaces have actually started including nap rooms to give tired employees a place to rest comfortably. Next, decide on how long you want to nap. It’s best to try for around 10–30 minutes as longer breaks can lead to you to feel groggier when you wake up. It’s also important to choose the best time to nap. According to the Mayo Clinic this is usually after you’ve had lunch, around 2 or 3pm, but everyone is different so choose the time that feels right for you and doesn’t disrupt your night-time sleep.”
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Do you feel cold while others do not? Here’s why.
Feeling chilly during the winter time or when the AC is on is just normal. But, if you're always shivering or you feel as if your feet and hands are blocks of ice while other people feel warm definitely isn't normal.
Why do you always feel cold when other people feel toasty? There can be tons of reasons. In fact, feeling unusually cold could be a symptom of many different conditions. Though you might have a natural tendency to be cold, there are many reasons that could explain your chill.
1. You're too thin
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When the hearts stops beating, it will take longer for the brain to cease its functions.
Humans have long wondered what happens after death. A new study may have the answer to this long-lasting question.
A team of researchers at New York's Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people know when they're dead because their brains keep working to make them aware of what's happening around them.
Though many believe in the afterlife, the scientists have another thing in mind.
4-Year-Old Girl Undergoes Eye Surgery Due To Excessive Use Of Mobile Phone
Parents, consider this a warning!
With technological advancement today, many children have become fond of using gadgets, such as tablets and mobile phones. Parents today would let their kids use electronic devices to keep them preoccupied, particularly if they are cranky or bored.
Instead of personally playing with their children, some parents prefer letting the kids play with gadgets and this is a common scenario among busy and working parents. Though it's not right to judge parents based on how they raise their kids, it's recommended that gadget use among children be limited.
A father, Dachar Nuysticker Chuayduang, from Thailand learned this lesson the hard way.