Powernapping can make a positive contribution to various health complaints. It can also contribute to achieving certain goals in life. Below is a selection of the most important advantages of powernaps that we distinguish. Click here to learn more about the optimal duration of a nap.
In the Western world, an average of 35% of people suffer from sleep loss; sleeping less than 6 hours per day. A powernap is the ideal way to optimise the benefits of sleep versus time in order to resolve productivity problems because people are stressed out. Therefore, powernaps are ideal for daytime sleepiness for shift workers, people with sleep disorders, and people that must travel long distances to and from work.
Powernaps are associated with significant benefits for the cardiovascular system and those that have a midday powernap have experienced lower blood pressure. Researchers have discovered that lack of sleep actually damages cells, particularly cells in the liver, lungs, and small intestine. However, the same researchers noted that recovery sleep after sleep deprivation heals the damage.
Individuals who generally get enough sleep on a nightly basis, powernaps can lead to considerable benefits in terms of mood, alertness and cognitive function. NASA has researched this and applies 'strategic naps' as part of their 'alertness management'. In addition, many well-known thinkers and creatives such as Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Salvador Dali, Buckminster Fuller, Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy are known to do powernaps.
Power napping has also been shown to reduce stress markers and boost the immune system. Notably, power napping can reverse the hormonal impact of a night of poor sleep. This happens due to norepinephrine levels. Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that plays a role in our ‘fight-or-flight’ response, and is higher in stressful situations.
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.”
— Henry David Thoreau 19th century writer
The powernap improves health, happiness, productivity and creativity. Our Nap Pod is a solution to facilitate powernaps at your workplace. We also offer consultancy and design solutions for unique environments.