Infographic: The Power of Napping In One Photo


Infographic: The Power of Napping In One Photo

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What do you guys think about napping? Is it your thing or not? Do you find yourself wanting to take one, once and again? Well, if you’re not some sort of weirdo, than you do. But how much do you know about napping?

More than 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. Humans are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness. It is not clear that this is the natural sleep pattern of humans. Young children and elderly persons nap, for example, and napping is a very important aspect of many cultures.


The 5 kinds of naps:

  • The Nano Nap – 10 to 20 seconds
  • The Micro Nap – 2 to 5 minutes
  • The Mini Nap – 5 to 20 minutes
  • The Power Nap – 20 minutes
  • The Lazy Man’s Nap – 50 to 90 minutes

And the benefits of napping:

  • Decreases daytime sleepiness by 10%
  • Elevates mood by 11%
  • Improves quality of interactions by 10%
  • Increases stamina by 11%
  • Elevates alertness by 11%
  • Enhances mental abilities by 9%
  • Increases physical health by 6%
  • Decreases the time it takes to fall asleep at night by 14%
  • Increases ability to stay asleep through the night by 12%
  • Increases refreshed feeling upon waking by 5%
  • Increases nighttime sleep by 20 minutes