Sleep researcher James B. Maas coined the phrase “power nap” for the 20-minute workday snooze that invariably leaves nappers refreshed and more productive. Taking a power nap can restore alertness and memory and relieve stress and fatigue according to the National Sleep Foundation.
- Bring a mat to work
- If you have an office, turn out the lights and close the door
- If you work in a cube, find some privacy. If necessary, use your car.
- Talk to an appropriate person at work to discuss the benefits of napping.
- Only nap for 15-20 minutes – any longer will negate the purpose for the power nap by making you sluggish and groggy.