Why You Need a Nap

The Science of Naps 1 of 6

October 11, 2011

It's 2:00 in the afternoon and you just can't keep your eyes open. You come home from work and barely have the energy to make dinner. You're trying to listen to your best friend's latest drama, but you can't seem to pay attention. Someone needs a nap.

Not everyone has a schedule that allows for the luxury of a mid-afternoon snooze, but if you can squeeze one it (just 30 minutes), take advantage. A nap can be just what your body needs to recharge and make the rest of your day much more productive. A strategically placed nap could boost your brain power or even keep you from getting sick. Click through this gallery to see what naps actually do for you, and maybe send this link to your boss.

Source: Women's Health


Natalie Moya | ChaCha Health