Are you tired? Why not take a nap?
Naps help you stay healthy and energized. Also great for the times when you had to skip a good night’s sleep and in dire need for some energy. While coffee and energy drinks are a way to go, it is proven in many researches why taking a nap is just healthier and more effective.
Our Power Nap app will guide you to find the perfect nap time with only a few taps on your phone.
What is a power nap?
Power naps are naps of fewer than 30 minutes - even those as brief as 6 and 10 minutes - can restore wakefulness and promote performance and learning. A 30-minute nap may also be able to reverse the hormonal impact of a night of poor sleep or reverse the damage of sleep deprivation. At University of Düsseldorf study found superior memory recall, once a person had reached 6 minutes of sleep, suggesting that the onset of sleep may initiate active memory processes of consolidation which - once triggered - remains effective even if sleep is terminated.
A Flinders University study of individuals restricted to only five hours of sleep per night found a 10-minute nap was overall the most recuperative nap duration of various nap lengths they examined (lengths of 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, and 30 minutes.
The 10-minute nap produced immediate improvements in all outcome measures (including sleep latency, subjective sleepiness, fatigue, vigor, and cognitive performance), with some of these benefits maintained for as long as 155 minutes;
The 20-minute nap was associated with improvements, emerging 35 minutes after napping and lasting up to 125 minutes after napping.