Are Naps a Waste of Time?

By |2021-07-17T10:55:17-05:00July 25th, 2016|Make Me Think Monday|0 Comments

Nappers are often labeled as lazy. But are nappers the smart ones?

As youngsters, we fought naps until we collapsed in total exhaustion. These days social media can produce FOMO and like our younger selves we push on.

Unfamiliar with FOMO? That’s anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.

We tend to power through our day, tired or not, because we feel compelled to get everything done that we think we need to do.

Interestingly, recent studies indicate the tendency to avoid naps or take breaks to relax during the day can actually reduce productivity and/or produce results that are less than our best.

Check out The New York Magazine video below. You may change your mind about napping. I did and now I’m off for a nap.