7 reasons napping is no joke

Napping is not just an activity; it’s a way of life.

In college, it’s totally socially acceptable to nap whenever or wherever. That should also apply in the real world.

Napping at the office on a lunch break is the perfect way to get in a few extra Zs for a more productive work day. In fact, a mandatory post-lunch nap at all companies seems like a really good idea.

OK, maybe that’s not realistic, but when I see a student catching some shut-eye in the library at 8 p.m., or napping on the couches in the student center in the early afternoon, I do not judge.

I respect anyone who can nap anywhere.


Napping improves productivity

Just a 15- to 20-minute nap every day can make you feel refreshed and alert.

There is nothing better than feeling refreshed when you have a long day ahead of you.

If I do not get enough sleep I wake up already feeling drained, but with a short nap in the early afternoon I wake up feeling better than I did that morning.


Planned napping is better than emergency napping

You stayed at the library studying until 2:00 a.m. and now you’re dying?

I’d rather plan a quick nap between classes than end up sleeping in the back of the class during a lecture.


Napping is great, but your sleep environment matters

Declutter your bedroom or find a quiet nook in the library or your office.

Decluttering your room will leave you with a clear space and reduce your stress, so you will wake up from your nap without the stresses of your life right smack in your face.


Naps and coffee are effective

It seems like an odd pair – so you have to do them in the right order.

Why would I drink coffee if I’m trying to sleep?

Whether you’re cramming for exams or have to work the night shift, a short nap plus a cup of Joe after you wake up will get you through.


Does napping mean you’re lazy?

No way! You just know your limits and when your body needs rest.

You can nap and still be a boss!

Who wants to be trying to conquer the day with a headache because of lack of sleep? Take an afternoon nap and finish your work day strong!


Even our favorite celebrities take naps

Winston Churchill’s nap wasn’t up for discussion because he believed it would help him get twice as much done in one day.

Eleanor Roosevelt used to take a nap before speeches to boost her energy.


Napping is the best part of the weekend

There’s nothing better than a post-Sunday brunch afternoon nap.

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve fallen asleep many times in my classes, but sleep is important and I feel more positive and refreshed when I catch up on my rest.

Frequent napping needs to be socially acceptable in 2019.

Cheers to napping!

by Lindsey Ocock

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