Napping is equally important to our overall mental, physical and emotional health as good nutrition and proper exercise.
Improving sleep quality positively affects athletes’ reaction times and accuracy, benefiting both athlete health and athletic performance.
Different stages of sleep allow memories to solidify and facilitate creativity through the reorganization of existing knowledge for innovation and problem solving.
The strategic use of naps (pre and post-training or competition) can naturally boost anabolic hormones to improve recovery.
Naps improve performance level and self-confidence in task performance. People are simply more motivated for the tasks ahead.
Daytime napping stops or even reverses the process of deterioration in visual perception, thus helping individuals cope with information overload.
Even an ultra short period of sleep is sufficient to enhance memory processing.
Lack of sleep causes workers to perform at subpar levels. Researchers estimate sleep deprivation costs US companies $63 billion in lost productivity per year.
Systematic midday napping (at least 3 times per week) is associated with a 37% lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Short rest can improve cognitive functioning and alertness, resulting in a 30% decline in attention failures from baseline measure.