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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Want to improve your efficiency, take 20 minutes nap !

It is proven scientifically that napping enhances worker productivity. Researchers announced today the results of an a 25 year study on the effects of napping in industrial and post-industrial nations. The study's outcome was clear—"for 92.5% of workers, an afternoon nap increases their productivity, and their creativity and problem solving skill." In layman's terms, they not only get more done, but their work is better, too.

Advocates of this sleep pattern recommend various durations for a power nap. Many have a

A short nap, usually of 15-20 minutes is known as power nap (sometimes called a catnap). Scientists have recently begun investigating the benefits of napping for performance across a wide range of cognitive processes. Since these seminal studies demonstrated that naps were as good as a night of sleep on some memory tasks, more sleep laboratories have reported similar results. A NASA study has found, however, that while naps improve memory functions, they do not aid basic alertness.

20minutenap.com was created to spread the power and benefit of the 20 minute nap across the globe through the use of music and the internet. "With the ability to reach the connected world, we are able to give everyone across the world the gift of nap. A power nap has many benefits for the mind and body and can provide many benefits to an individual's life. The art behind the time constraint of "20 minutes" has been studied for many years and is the ideal amount of time for the body to rest during the day to reach maximum benefit. It is our goal to provide the world with precisely 20 minutes worth of soothing, nap tested, music every day of the week."

Who benefits ?

Everyone can benefit from a good power nap throughout a long day.

The Businessperson: What could be better than taking 20 minutes out of your hectic day to just put on your headphones, lean back in your chair, and clear your mind of all that worries. Sounds great, huh? But I know what you're thinking...no way my boss would just let me doze off for 20 minutes in the middle of my workday, that would just "lower productivity". In fact, this is a false assumption. A 20 minute power nap can actually rejuvenate your mind and body and keep you productive for those crucial final hours of the work day. If taking one during the day is not feasable, we find that a power nap after work is a great way to unwind for the day and to leave your "work" at the office. Suggested Nap Times: Immediately following Lunch (your body is telling you it is tired for a reason), Mid Morning break, Once arriving home after a long day at the office.

The Student: Whether it’s pulling an all-nighter the night before a final, or partying until 5 am the previous night, the full time student always can use an energy boost. A power nap has been proven to reopen your mind and help your body cope with irregular times (hangovers, all-nighters, daily stress, etc.). Suggested Nap Times: 2 hours before a night on the town, In between an intense study session, Immediately following a test.

The Housewife: A power nap can be just what you need in between dropping the kids off at soccer practice and running to the grocery store. Being a housewife is certainly a full time job nowadays and can be just as stressful, if not more, than any other job. So relax, take 20 minutes out of your busy day and just take a power nap. Suggested Nap Times: After a long day of running errands, while the kids are at school.

1 comment:

johng said...

Word, easier said than done -- the power nap, that is. try power nap kit . This thing works every time, there's nothing to learn (you just listen and fall asleep), it's so easy anyone can do it, believe me. a chime wakes you up, so you don't sleep too long and feel groggy. A short nap is amazing -- it's pure instant energy.