Boosting Performance and Mood Through Naps
- Benefits of Napping
Napping gets a bad rap in our culture. There’s a stubborn perception that napping is a sign of laziness. In fact, it’s just the opposite. People who get the most out of napping are very driven and highly motivated. They want to get ahead, and they know that sleep plays a big part in performing at their best in daily life—at work, in relationships, in tackling challenges and goals both physical and mental.
What can napping, as part of a healthy sleep routine, do for you?
Millions of people all over the world take a nap during the day. People nap out of habit, because they are sleep-deprived as a result of a sleep disorder, or after a long work shift. Individuals of all age groups, from infants to the elderly, indulge in an afternoon nap. This review examines the benefits […]
Overall, a daytime nap generally improved performance across three different learning paradigms, while caffeine impaired (or at least did not benefit) performance. We hypothesize that the pattern of results demonstrated by the caffeine group may be explained by the relative level of explicit information in each memory task. The three tasks, perceptual learning, procedural motor […]
Overall, naps have a lot of advantages over drinking coffee. They can boost your brain’s learning capacity, improve alertness, and generally improve your brain’s cognitive abilities. Plus, naps don’t have a crash associated with them like caffeine does. In a landmark study conducted by the Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, napping for 60 to 90 […]
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