According to a new study, employees and the companies they work for can benefit from a 20 minute nap during work. After the nap, employees will allegedly be more alert and ready to tackle any tasks they have to accomplish in the afternoon hours.
Jerome Segal, director of the U.C.L.A. Center For Sleep Research, says that it's also important to steer clear of caffeine during the hours after lunch and to make waking up at the same time every day a habit.
Studies show that women need more sleep than men do.
Researchers say the trick is not to nap for more than 20 minutes because any more than that can cause sleep inertia, which is a period of grogginess you may experience after a prolonged nap.