Naps are great for you, according to researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.
The recent research study involved around 1,000 subjects, and I am personally offended they didn’t ask me to participate. I nap all the time and my life is awesome.
The research showed that people who nap less than 30-minutes every day found themselves happier then people who napped more than 30-minutes per day or those barely human monsters that don’t nap at all. They even coined the term “nappiness” to describe the wonderful feeling people have when waking up from naps. This is not to be confused with “nappiness”, which is the terrible feeling you have when you haven’t showered for two weeks.
Psychologist and nap expert Professor Richard Wiseman said regarding the University of Hertfordshire nap study, “Previous research has shown that naps of under 30 minutes make you more focused, productive and creative, and these new findings suggest the tantalizing possibility that you can also become happier by just taking a short nap. Similarly, longer napping is associated with several health risks and, again, this is in line with our results.”
With these findings, some companies have even jumped on the train to snoozeville, allowing their employees to take naps on the clock to increase productivity. Google and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream went as far as installing nap stations for their employees. Heck, when NASA found out that naps boosted pilot alertness by fifty percent, they started letting pilots take naps mid flight while the co pilot took over.
Houston, we have a nap.
Now, if your boss catches you sleeping at work, don’t panic. Just tell them that you’re boosting your on the job performance ability. It sounds crazy, but science has your back on this one.