Most mammalian species sleep for short periods throughout the day. Humans are the minority and have days divided into two distinct periods, one period for sleep and the other for wakefulness. Napping is very important to many cultures because it has many benefits for your health. Americans are becoming more and more sleep deprived because of the busy lifestyle we have adopted but it is important to know that naps can be beneficial to performance including the following:
-Improves learning and working memory
-Heightens senses and creativity
-Prevents burnout and reverse information overload
Taking 20-30 minutes out of your day to take a nap will bring you back to life, allowing you to feel refreshed and ready to finish the rest of your day productively.