Napping is equally important to our overall mental, physical and emotional health as good nutrition and proper exercise.
Short rest can improve cognitive functioning and alertness, resulting in a 30% decline in attention failures from baseline measure.
Systematic midday napping (at least 3 times per week) is associated with a 37% lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Lack of sleep causes workers to perform at subpar levels. Harvard researchers estimate that sleep deprivation costs US companies $63 billion in lost productivity per year.
Even an ultra short period of sleep is sufficient to enhance memory processing.
Daytime napping stops or even reverses the process of deterioration in visual perception, thus helping individuals cope with information overload.
Naps improve performance level and self-confidence of task performance.