I came across this article about napping the other day and thought I would share some different amounts of time you should sleep depending on what you have going on. I try to limit myself to an hour, but apparently even 10 minutes can be enough to energize you!
+ The Power Nap: 10-20 minutes
This one is the best amount of time to sleep if you want to get right back to work.
+ The Nasa Nap: 26 minutes
These 26 minutes are proven to improve pilot performance and alertness by 54%. It's best for a day when you know you'll be working late.
+ The Slow Wave Sleep Nap: 1 hour
60 minutes is the perfect amount of time to help your memory recall places, faces, facts, etc. If you have a big presentation, this is the one to do!
+ The Full Sleep Cycle Nap: 90 minutesHelps creativity, emotional memory and procedural memory. This nap is best before an exam or project you have to work on.
Another fun fact is that it's best to nap between 1:00 and 4:00, dim the lights and sleep in a room that is between 60 and 70 degrees.
Are you a big napper?