Not all executives are considering naps as an option of sabotage. Many large corporations have separate rooms (and sometimes the whole floors) with so-called «sleep capsules.» Google, for example, equips them in its headquarters in major world capitals, including Moscow.
To rejuvenate without leaving the office, can employees of Nike, Siemens and British Airways Continental. Power nap in recent years is becoming increasingly popular not only in America and Europe but also in Russia. For example, the management of RIA «News» set «sleeping capsule» for their journalists, who are forced to spend long hours on the job. Vancouver Airport and Heathrow, fitness centers, many co-working anticafe around the world — if desired a modern person can easily find a secluded place to recuperate.
Sleep — the best medicine
The ten-minute naps scientists equate to 30 minutes a night. According to numerous studies, naps improves mood on 11% and as a result relieves from depression, at the same 11% — increases alertness and performance, 10% — improving communication skills.
In addition to that fact that a 30-minute sleep improves brain activity on 9%, it allows to fall asleep faster at night, ensuring a good night’s rest. Experts of NASA, for example, documented that 26-minute nap make pilots on 34% more work efficient and 54% — more attentive. According to the psychologist, Cesar Escalante, under whose guidance are conducted the study of daytime sleep in the clinic at the University of Cordoba, siesta improves memory and concentration, and «clears the threshold of consciousness and allows you to start a new phase of brain activity for a waking state.»
For those who are over …
But Belgian scientists do not agree with the conventional wisdom about the benefits of daytime sleep. However, their research has focused primarily on people aged 40 years and older. During the experiments it was found that those who in adulthood allows himself to have a siesta, have an increased risk of heart attacks and acute coronary insufficiency.
It is believed that an effective and truly useful is the only short daily nap. Usually to recuperate are enough 30 minutes. Otherwise, be prepared for high blood pressure, headaches, jet lag and night insomnia. But the advice that experts give — listen to your body, if you want to sleep — sleep!