According to a new research done by University of Leeds in England, a 20-minute power nap in the afternoon is good as it can boost people/employees’ creativity and problem-solving ability.
They say that this power nap could reduce the risks of diabetes, heart problems and depression, which are more likely when you do not get enough sleep.
Lead study author Nerina Ramlakhan said, “The loss of an hour in bed is particularly detrimental to individuals that already struggle with their sleep.”
“If you are one of the 25% of the nation that gets less than five hours’ sleep a night, this time change could see you drop down to as little as four hours, which is a dangerously low amount, “ she added.
So researchers suggest taking a power nap in the office could actually make a huge difference. The findings indicated that napping between 2 pm and 4 pm for just 20 minutes can show results. Not only it will help the individual rejuvenate, it helps boost creativity, problem-solving ability and rebalance the immune system.
“Allowing staff to indulge in a nap during the working day might sound unusual, but considering the country will be losing an hour of sleep over the weekend it’s a fair request,” Nerina Ramlakhan stated.