The Secret (and Surprising) Power of Naps
Need to recharge? Don’t lean on caffeine — a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and…
Need to recharge? Don’t lean on caffeine — a power nap will boost your memory, cognitive skills, creativity, and energy level.
Naps help Constance Kobylarz Wilde, 58, recharge, especially if she takes them right after lunch. Wilde, a marketing manager and health blogger in Mountain View, Calif., is constantly juggling her schedule as a working mom and family caregiver. She’s up by 6 a.m. every day and tries to go to bed by 10:30 p.m. But unanticipated issues often push her bedtime later.
“I can’t do all-nighters anymore or just get six hours of sleep without it beginning to affect me,” she says.
So to combat fatigue and stay on top of things at work and at home, Wilde has made power naps a regular part of her routine, setting an alarm for a short snooze.
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