Sneak in a Power Nap for an Extra Spark

20 Jul Sneak in a Power Nap for an Extra Spark

Maintaining a strong energy level throughout the days and weeks takes more than just pounding the caffeine and B-Vitamins, in fact, we advise against consuming more than two of our energy shots in 24 hours because your body needs much more than extra boosters.

One way to get that second wind is with the power nap. Of course very few of us actually have an opportunity to sneak away from the desk for some shut-eye. But in the event that you can (and it is company sanctioned), here are some tips to put a little more pep in your step.

First, a power nap should be between no more than 20 minutes. Any longer and you may be dragging rather than dominating.

Second, you need a quiet place. This might be the most difficult part, but seek it out. A car, office, couch, anywhere that you can relax will do. Just be sure you can be without disturbances.

After you’ve found the time and place, the rest is just about relaxing. Even if you don’t sleep, just clearing your head can be a great booster.

Here are some additional articles that will coach you on power napping and tips:

10 Benefits of Power Napping, and How to Do It

Sleep Benefits: Power Napping for Increased Productivity, Stress Relief & Health

WikiHow: How to Power Nap

Getting the right amount of rest is essential to your overall physical and mental wellness. Even if your goals and aspirations have you feeling like you need to keep it at the redline day in and day out, not taking the time for some R&R will hurt your performance more than if you didn’t have that energy drink.