I have discovered power napping recently and wanted to share the benefits that this simple activity has given me and hopefully, can give you too.

Today the world has an ever growing appetite for information.  The World Wide Web has increased our knowledge, ability to research, capacity to learn new skills and the list goes on and on.  Our poor overloaded brains are still trying to catch up with this input phenomenon. Until our ability to assimilate all this new information without burnout arises, the power nap is an effective, free and quick method of recharging the brain cells.

Wikipedia defines ‘the power nap’ as ‘a short sleep which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep or slow wave sleep (SWS), intended to quickly revitalize the subject.

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 I’m one of those people who just can’t keep my eyes open when I’m tired.  You may lose concentration, memory or energy levels when you need a rest.  Instead of relying on those endless cups of caffeine, try power napping.  If nothing else it’s a free resource.Having a power nap early in the afternoon can help improvements in memory, alertness and performance.  In my case, instead of becoming moody, tired, grumpy and less productive, I can work through the afternoon being productive and enjoying the experience.

Having energy in the afternoon is a new concept for me and I’m making the most of it.  Wasting so many hours in a day due to lack of energy is madness.  I can be creative, productive and relaxed after a power nap and this gives me motivation to do more.

To help learn how to power nap there are products for computers, tablets, phones etc that can help to produce an effective nap and so many of these are free.  I’m going to try them out and let you know which I prefer.

A power nap revitalises during a long drive.  The statistics on accidents which happen due to drowsy driving are alarming.  A power nap of twenty minutes could be the difference between life and death!    Note, don’t power nap whilst driving.  Find a suitable place off the road.

Power napping can reduce the disadvantages of poor sleep patterns, over-tiredness and fatigue in an easy, pleasant and safe way.