We hope you're compiling all the articles we write about the benefits of napping so you can present them to your boss, because let's be honest: napping is worth it, and should not be frowned upon in the work place!
There's a common phenomenon that seems to happen when we rest. If there's a problem, sometimes you can close your eyes and relax, and have the answer waiting for you at the other end.
This is what's called a power nap, a nap that's just short of deep sleep yet somehow manages to refresh and stimulate.
'Researchers monitoring the brain activity of 15 at-rest individuals found that the right side of their brain — the hemisphere most associated with creativity — chattered busily to itself as well as to the left hemisphere, which remained relatively quiet.'
The idea is that the right brain may be performing important "housecleaning" tasks during a nap. Like the consolidation of memories.
The cool thing is that these naps are so short that we as humans can harness them!
Are you yawning yet??
[Image via AP Images.]